Chaos as Australia closes border between two most populous states
Australian officials rushed to put in place a travel permit system ahead of a border closure between its two most populous states of New South Wales and Victoria, according to Reuters.
The border — which has 55 roads that are used daily by commuters, students and road freight — will be closed for the first time in 100 years. It comes amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne, the report said.
Officials were scrambling to issue daily permits for residents on both sides of the border to cross, but said delays were likely, according to Reuters. The closure will probably hit businesses hard, causing logistical…