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Tasmanian Borders Closed - Freight Could Increase

According to the most recent report by the ABC, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has implemented the most stringent of border control in the nation.


"From midnight on Friday, all "non-essential" travellers into the state will have to go into 14 days' quarantine, he said.


Mr Gutwein said "essential" travellers included people required to keep the state's health system and trade operational.


All others, including returning Tasmanians, will be required to go into quarantine."



In spite of these restrictions, the Premier expects there to be an increase in freight to and from the mainland as fewer people will be travelling on the ferry between Melbourne and Devonport.


The premier did clarify that they will not be shutting the border to essential items such as supplies and food


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