The quarantine-free travel ban with Victoria will be extended for another seven days.
The suspension was set to end at 8 p.m. today, but a limited number of commercial “green” flights were also made available, subject to certain criteria.
Last night, the first flight arrived.
Meanwhile, in the 24 hours leading up to midnight yesterday, the Australian state logged four new community instances.
The latest reports come as Melbourne approaches the penultimate day of its fortnight-long lockdown, which is set to end at 11:59 p.m. (local time).
Two persons who travelled from Victoria to Queensland through New South Wales tested positive for Covid-19 as well.
The pair visited Dubbo, Forbes, Gillenbah, and Moree in New South Wales between 1-4 June, then Toowoomba, Caloundra, Buddina, and Baringa in Queensland between 5-8 June.
The Ministry of Health in New Zealand is requesting anybody who was in these locations at the time to check to see if they were in a place of interest in New South Wales or Queensland.
Anyone who was at a location of interest should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested and self-isolate until they return a negative result.
Anyone wanting to travel to New Zealand but was at a location of interest cannot not travel here within 14 days of the exposure event.
More to come…