Australia Minister for Health: Border closures to 'remain in place for a very significant time'

24 June, 2020

Australia's Minister for Health Greg Hunt said: "I do think that the border, the international border closures will remain in place for a very significant time", however will not place a "timeframe on it, because there are differing views as to vaccines" (ABC/health.gov.au, 23-Jun-2020). Mr Hunt added: "It will take a while before the borders open, because around the world, the virus is accelerating not decelerating and that's going to lead to a lot of hardship, a lot of tragedy and we are, for the time being, an island sanctuary".