A shut-down of non-essential services in both NSW and Victoria is expected to take place in coming days, dramatically changing lives on the Border.
Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies, convenience stores, freight and logistics, and home delivery will be among the many services that will remain open, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in announcing the move on Sunday afternoon.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews soon followed suit, announcing his state also would proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity.
Albury MP Justin Clancy will seek details about what the shut-down means on Monday.
"It's a really unprecedented and dramatic intervention, but one that is designed to protect the community," he said.
"We've got a briefing tomorrow morning with the NSW Chief Health Officer and Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
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"There will be guidance to come.
"I recognise that today's decision will have significant impacts on businesses, and I recognise there is concern and anxiety in our community.
"People should make decisions that keep them and their family safe.
"That really is following instructions on social distancing and hygiene.
"Our thoughts are with all our families and people."
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