It’s been more than four months since the NSW-Victoria border closed, but everything changed tonight

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The border between NSW and Victoria has been closed to those without exceptions since July Image: NCA NewsWire / Simon DallingerSource: News Corp Australia

The New South Wales-Victoria border reopens tonight as each state celebrates weeks with no local cases of COVID-19

“I am very confident about today’s decision and also confident that our people will continue to do the right thing,” NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in the border town of Albury on Sunday

The closure began on Aug. July, when Victoria’s second wave of three-digit daily infection totals arrived. Only those with valid entry permits or eligibility could participate

Sunday was the 23rd Day in a row that the southern state had no new coronavirus cases, and Saturday was December 14th Day in a row that no cases occurred in NSW

People entering NSW from Victoria need from the 23 November no more entry permit Image: NCA NewsWire / Simon DallingerSource: News Corp Australia

Earlier this month, the NSW government announced that the border would reopen at 12 p.m. Monday, March 23 November, 1:00 a.m.

“I would like to thank the community, especially in our border towns, for their patience in an extremely difficult time,” she said at the time

“We have worked closely with the Victorian Government throughout the border closure and will continue to monitor the situation as restrictions are relaxed

NSW Health Secretary Brad Hazzard said the date was two weeks since Victoria dropped its “ring of steel,” allowing travel between regions of the state and metropolitan Melbourne

“The efforts of the residents of Victoria and NSW have ensured that families and friends are back together and businesses can operate freely but COVID-safe”

Murray River Police District commander Superintendent Paul Smith told the Albury Wodonga News that work along the border will begin at 12 p.m. Monday at 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. to remove the checkpoints. p>

These include the Sturt Hwy in Buronga, the Cobb Highway in Moama, the Wodonga Place in Albury, the Hume Freeway in Albury and the Princess Hwy on the south coast

“Work is going on at all 27 locations and we want everyone to be safe while we are packing these checkpoints,” he said

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