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Businesses on edge and covid-19 case

Towns in the North East are feeling the pinch, as the COVID-19 restrictions on the border start to bite.

Last weekend, many businesses in areas such as Rutherglen and Beechworth were closed for dine-in and only served takeaways.

With owners feeling on edge, patrons were asked to hand sanitise and maintain their social distancing.

Wodonga Mayor Anna Speedie continues to warn off Melbourne visitors to the border.

She says there are always some people with no regard for the health of others.

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Business opened again after covid-scare

A border business that was forced to close its doors, following a covid-scare has opened again.

A customer who recently moved from Melbourne to Wodonga failed to disclose information to the business, which meant staff had to be tested for coronavirus and self-isolate.

Owner of the Border Heating and Cooling Karen Pitteri said it has been a tough blow on her business due to being closed for several days while waiting for test results.

Mount Buller records new case

Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management reported a staff member tested positive.

The staff member became unwell on Thursday 23 July and has been in isolation since being tested.

The source of the infection is not yet known - with contact tracing underway.

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Police urging people to self-isolate

Police are urging people to self-isolate after being tested for COVID-19.

It comes after a woman attended a supermarket in Bright while waiting for her results.

Police were called to the Woolworths and spoke to the woman including staff.

Fourth reason to travel across the border

Border-zone residents can now apply for a fourth reason to travel to NSW.

Care giving has been added to the Service NSW website.

Only people living within the border bubble can apply for the category.

Wagunyah residents receive good news

There was some positive news, with Wahgunyah residents granted an exemption to cross the border into Corowa for essential goods and services.

The exemption allows those living in the town to cross the river to buy food, fuel, hygiene products and disability support. The new order was signed after a day of lobbying from local councils and members of parliament.

Residents can walk across the John Foord Bridge which is open to pedestrians, but remains closed to vehicles.

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