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2 Australian states reopen borders as coronavirus cases ease

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Hi, New South Wales!

How've you been?

Love, Victoria.

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The border between New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria states closed in July due to an outbreak of COVID-19 around Melbourne - Australia's second-largest city. It was the first such border closure since 1919 when Australia was battling the Spanish flu.

Spanish flu? Really, it didn't start in Spain.

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BigYenToday  03:19 pm JST

Hi, New South Wales!

How've you been?

Love, Victoria.

Hi there Victoria,

Thanks to a far more competent and honest government, a lot better than you poor sods.

Love, NSW

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Hi there Victoria,

Thanks to a far more competent and honest government, a lot better than you poor sods.

Love, NSW

Hi there NSW,

Remember the Ruby Princess fiasco. Do not get too cocky.

Love, Queensland

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: NSW quarantine flaws exposed in report

Several key incidents in the NSW hotel quarantine scheme have been laid bare, including 169 security guards being sacked and four people leaving facilities.

The revelations were contained in government operational notes including minutes from a meeting between officials and security company representatives revealed in an exclusive report by The Australian. 

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Hi there Victoria,

Thanks to a far more competent and honest government, a lot better than you poor sods.

Love, NSW

Thank you, kyronstavic. You have my sympathies also.

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Well Yoshisan88, given that NSW has had 4,542 confirmed cases vs 20,345 for Victoria, and 53 deaths in NSW vs 819 in Victoria, it’s not hard to say that NSW’s figures leave Victoria’s in the dust, and with far less collateral damage.

NSW did screw up, but the effects of Victoria’s bungle were much worse. Surely you can’t argue that Andrews and his lot did better.

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