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Why premiers decided to shut NSW-Victoria border

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The NSW-Victoria border will close at midnight tonight as Victoria’s renewed coronavirus outbreak intensifies.

The NSW-Victoria border will close at midnight tonight as Victoria's renewed coronavirus outbreak intensifies.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it "wasn't a decision we take lightly", but her government made it amid growing community transmissions in Victoria.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews described the declaration as a "precautionary" measure and a "smart call".

READ MORE: How will the NSW-Victoria border closure work

Victoria Police set up a check point in Melbourne, Australia.  Lockdowns across Melbourne are in effect for residents of suburbs identified as COVID-19 hotspots following a spike in new coronavirus cases through community transmission.

Here are the main points from their media conferences:

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-vic-border-closure-why-premiers-decided-what-will-be-closed/26e30bd8-68cc-477f-92b3-535d5c32c5ed

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