Mark McGowan announced that Western Australia closed its border with South Australia from 6 p.m. last night.
The Premier said the reintroduction of WA’s hard border to all States and Territories was also given “serious consideration.”
Mr McGowan said if the health advice recommends a hard border, “it will return and return quickly”.
“I just want to be really clear with people, if we need to put up a hard border to the entire country we will,” he said.
“If we get medical advice to do that, we will do it immediately.”
From 6 pm yesterday, additional restrictions will be levied on travellers who have been in SA for the previous 14 days.
A strict exception category would need to be met by people who want to fly by plane to WA from SA.
The community outbreak of COVID-19 in South Australia is extremely serious. Yesterday, we acted swiftly to strengthen our controlled border regime.
Today, on further advice from our CHO, we have decided to take further steps to protect our State. pic.twitter.com/OrMOT1cUUN
— Mark McGowan (@MarkMcGowanMP) November 16, 2020