COVID Australia: Calls to close the border amid threat of UK virus strain

Is the only effective solution to close our borders? We’ll admit, we’ve been a strong advocate for border closures to minimise Australia’s risk of infection from the rest of the world. History has shown that quarantine has it’s own challenges and isn’t perfect in preventing the spread of infection into the local community.

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A growing chorus of voices is calling for Australia’s borders to be urgently bolstered, amid fears hotel quarantine will be helpless to prevent an outbreak of the UK virus superstrain.