AUSTRALIA’S NORTHERN TERRITORY EXTENDS BORDER RESTRICTIONS FOR VIRUS HOTSPOTS
Australia’s remote Northern Territory (NT) will keep its borders closed to coronavirus-affected states for at least another 18 months,
Australia is battling a second wave in its south-east, with about 8,000 active cases in Melbourne and smaller clusters in Sydney.
But elsewhere around the country, the virus has effectively been eliminated.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said interstate travel restrictions will likely persist until Christmas.
Last week, Queensland re-closed its borders to New South Wales – which includes Sydney – and the Australian Capital Territory.