Coronavirus: The Australian community separated by lockdown

The border between New South Wales and Victoria in Australia has been closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The cities of Albury and Wodonga on either side of the border are usually divided by just the Murray River. But now the communities are separated by a police checkpoint and residents need a permit to cross it.

Families have been separated and businesses are struggling as a result. This new lockdown measure could last “weeks not days”.

Video Journalist: Simon Atkinson


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