Victoria's Health Minister has refuted the NSW Premier's suggestion there was a lack of communication between the states before Victoria introduced a hard border with NSW.
Martin Foley disagreed with Gladys Berejiklian's claim that more conversations needed to be had before the Victorian government made the decision to close the border with its northern neighbours.
"I spoke on multiple occasions with my health minister colleague of NSW and indeed I spoke with the federal health minister," Mr Foley told media during Sunday's daily coronavirus press conference.
"I didn't see the NSW Premier's comments but if she is of the view that when NSW put on a hard border on to Victoria for several months that conversations were had with Victoria I can assure her that it was reciprocated on the Victorian end.
"All of my discussions are collaborative particularly with NSW, I am in regular contact with my NSW colleague."
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When asked about Ms Berejiklian's comments from earlier in the day Mr Foley said the border closure came as "no surprise" to his NSW Health Minister colleague.
"The conversations are all framed around acting on public health advice and it didnt come as a shock to my NSW colleague that after some two weeks of community transmission in NSW eeking out from the north shore progressively that Victoria was prepared to do the hard decisions to keep Victorians safe," he said.
COVID commander Jeroen Weimar said his chief health officer colleague could have news about the border this week.
"The chief health officer will be reviewing the issues and assess progress here and on NSW side and I am sure he will have something to say over the coming days," he said.
Victoria recorded no locally acquired COVID-19 cases overnight.
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