EXCLUSIVE: Border force hold PNG frontline against COVID-19 breaches

Saibai island in the Torres Strait marks the frontline for protecting Australia's border from the threat of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea.

Local villagers who could previously travel freely between the countries are now being blocked by Border Force although there have been breaches.

The four kilometre stretch of water separating Australia and Papua New Guinea is now patrolled 24/7 and the island has a heavy police presence.

Saibai island in the Torres Strait marks the frontline for protecting Australia’s border from the threat of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea.

Local villagers who could previously travel freely between the countries are now being blocked by Border Force although there have been breaches.

The four kilometre stretch of water separating Australia and Papua New Guinea is now patrolled 24/7 and the island has a heavy police presence.

Saibai island in the Torres Strait marks the frontline for protecting Australia’s border from the threat of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea.

Local villagers who could previously travel freely between the countries are now being blocked by Border Force although there have been breaches.

The four kilometre stretch of water separating Australia and Papua New Guinea is now patrolled 24/7 and the island has a heavy police presence.

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