There are growing calls for South Australia to relax its tough border restrictions with Victoria as South Aussies stuck in Victoria plead to be allowed back home.

The calls come as the number of COVID-19 case across the border in Victoria continues to fall.

Victoria now has 206 active cases of coronavirus across the state, with just 4 new cases recorded yesterday.

But despite the average daily case number for Melbourne now falling under 10 for the first time in months, South Australia’s hard border remains in place.

The Advertiser reports that at least one Victorian MP has been fielding calls from frustrated South Aussies.

Nick McBride, the Liberal MP representing Victoria’s south-east, told The Advertiser that the current rules are difficult to live with.

“It seems too strict and harsh based on the fact that with all the testing that’s taken place for months, some of these people have been tested 10 or 11 times with no positive outcomes,” Mr McBride said.


The calls come as South Australia extends the cross-border zone to 70km for residents living in SA’s east and Victoria’s west.

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