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Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, faces isolation from much of the country due to a spike in coronavirus cases that’s jeopardizing the economic recovery.
Queensland state on Tuesday announced it will reopen its borders to the rest of the nation from July 10 but restrict entrance to people from Victoria. South Australia said it will remain indefinitely shut to its neighbor but may allow other visitors from July 20.
The delay in reopening borders will concern Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has announced a three-step plan to remove most social-distancing and lockdown restrictions by the end of July in a bid to bolster the crippled economy.
38,845 in U.S.Most new cases today
-10% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-1.103 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-2.3% Global GDP Tracker (annualized), May