It’s been more than four months since the border between NSW and Victoria was closed but tonight everything is changing

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The NSW-Victoria border has been closed to those who have not had exemptions since July Image: NCA NewsWire / Simon DallingerSource: News Corp Australia

The border between New South Wales and Victoria will reopen tonight as every state celebrates weeks without any local COVID-19 cases

“I am very confident in today’s decision and I am also convinced, with my fingers crossed, that our people will continue to do the right thing,” the Prime Minister of New Zealand said on Sunday. South Wales Gladys Berejiklian to reporters in the border town of Albury

The shutdown began on July 8 when Victoria’s second wave of triple-digit daily infection totals began to take hold.Only those with a valid entry permit or clearance could enter

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Sunday marked the 23rd consecutive day in the southern state without a new case of coronavirus and Saturday was the 14th consecutive day without a case in New South Wales

People entering New South Wales from Victoria will not need a border entry permit from November 23 Image: NCA NewsWire / Simon Dallinger Source: News Corp Australia

Earlier this month, the NSW government revealed that the border would reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Monday 23 November

“I want to thank the community, especially in our border towns, for their patience during what has been an extremely difficult time,” she said at the time

“We have worked closely with the government in Victoria throughout the border closure and will continue to monitor the situation as restrictions are relaxed

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the date marked two weeks since Victoria ditched her ‘steel ring’, making it possible to travel between parts of the Melbourne State and Metropolis

“The efforts of residents of Victoria and New South Wales have made it possible for families and friends to come together and businesses will operate freely, but safely COVID”

Murray River Police District Commander Superintendent Paul Smith told The Albury Wodonga News there will be construction along the border starting at 12 p.m.1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday to remove the checkpoints

This includes the Sturt Hwy in Buronga, Cobb Highway in Moama, Wodonga Place in Albury, Hume Freeway in Albury and Princess Hwy on the south coast

“There will be work going on at all 27 sites and we want everyone to be safe while we prepare these checkpoints,” he said

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