- May 1, 2009
Really struggle to see how this is relevant to state border closures now (given international would remain closed)? Letting australian travel intersate is no more risky then letting them travel intrastate which is allowed.For some states that option involves keeping borders closed. Shitty for those businesses who lose out. Equally shitty for the other businesses that lose out if the decision is otherwise
Unless you are working with recently returned international travellers (so at international airport or quaratine hotels ) or testing centre / hospital you are very unlikley to come into contact with Covid-19 and if you practice good hygene and reasonable physical distance you are unlikley to contract it just by being out and about.
Keeping facilities and state borders closed against medical advice isnt protecting any industry - our hopistals are more than coping. The less businesses doing business, means less people earning money and therefore less money being spent across all industries (except maybe supermarkets which ahve benefited by less dining out).