Australia’s deputy chief medical officer says there’s no reason for borders to be shut as state leaders squabble over coronavirus-related border closures.
NSW will relax travel rules within the state from June 1 with regional travel allowed for interstate visitors and residents.
But Queensland is holding firm, telling its tourism industry to prepare for a likely September reopening of its state borders.
WA, SA and the NT are also maintaining hardline approaches on border closures amid fears of a second wave of infections.
Deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly says the national health advisory committee has made no decision nor offered advice on state border closures.
“From a medical point of view, I can’t see why the borders are still closed,” he told reporters on Wednesday.