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NT COVID quarantine for Sydney travellers | Liverpool City Champion


#Greater #Sydney has been declared a COVID-19 hotspot by the #Northern #Territory, where authorities say they might crack down further on travellers from elsewhere in NSW and #Victoria.

#Anyone arriving in the NT from #Sydney after midnight #Thursday will be subject to a fortnight of mandatory quarantine.

“#Further to this, we are watching very closely NSW and particularly #Metropolitan #Melbourne … and we won’t hesitate to declare further hot spot regions,” NT #Health #Minister #Natasha #Fyles said on #Thursday.

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#Coronavirus cases continue to grow in two clusters in #Sydney, plus an increasing number of community-transmission diagnoses in #Melbourne.

#Some other states have already closed their borders to travellers from NSW.

#Ms #Fyles urged #Territorians to reconsider any travel plans they have for the coming weeks.

“#Now is the time to really consider any travel plans so that you don’t end up in mandatory quarantine at a cost of $2,500,” she said.

#Three crew members from cattle export ship the #Diamantina continue to be treated for coronavirus in #Royal #Darwin #Hospital, as the vessel’s immediate future remains a matter of discussion.

“#We’re working with the ship’s owners and the unions around that ship, and what processes need to be undertaken before it can exit the #Port of #Darwin,” #Ms #Fyles said.

A skeleton crew remain on board the vessel, with the remainder at the #Howard #Springs quarantine facility, near #Darwin.

“There is a testing regime that has taken place for the remaining crew members … as well as any port and other workers that may have interacted with that vessel, and I can confirm only the positive tests that I’ve just spoken about – there’s no other positive tests to date.”

#Australian #Associated #Press





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