Western Australia has closed its border to travellers from Victoria and ordered recent arrivals to self-quarantine, after the re-emergence of locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne.

People coming from Victoria will no longer be able to enter WA unless they are an exempt traveller.

Victoria had been classified a “very low-risk” state because there had not been any community transmission for 28 days, but it has now been reclassified a “medium-risk” state, meaning the new restrictions apply from 12:01am tonight.

The decision comes after Victoria announced it was closing its border with New South Wales from 11:59pm tomorrow, and South Australia announced the reimposition of a hard border with Victoria.

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