COVID 19 UPDATE (NT)

Written by on 01/07/2021

COVID-19 Update: One new NT case

1 July 2021

There has been one new case of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

The person is one of the workers from the Tanami mine site and is a close contact of the initial case. The man arrived in Darwin on 25 June 2021 and was transferred to Howard Springs Quarantine Facility on 26 June 2021 as a high risk case. The man’s first test was negative. As such, there are no public exposure sites associated as the man is not thought to be infectious when he arrived in Darwin.

Lockdown measures remain in place for Greater Darwin until 1pm Friday and for Alice Springs until 1pm on Saturday.

The response from Territorians to the evolving COVID-19 situation, lockdown measures and health directions has been fantastic and we thank the community for taking this seriously and continuing to do the right thing.

Across the Northern Territory more than 3500 COVID-19 tests were undertaken yesterday. This is a huge response from the community. While the situation is looking positive, the risk of COVID-19 is not over and we need to remain vigilant.

It is important that all people in the Northern Territory continue to check the COVID-19 website to review the list of public exposure sites to make sure you are complying with the health directions. The list of public exposure sites will be updated as new information is provided through contact tracing.

The list of NT COVID-19 Public Exposure Sites is at: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/case-location-alerts-and-public-exposure-sites

To arrange a COVID test, book online at coronavirus.nt.gov.au or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484

You only need to get tested if you have:

·         Been to a COVID-19 public exposure site at the dates and times specified and are a close contact or a casual contact.

·         Have been notified by contact tracers to get tested.

·         Have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Masks must be worn at all times when leaving home, including when undertaking any form of exercise. Personal behaviour remains our best defence against COVID-19.

For more information visit https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au


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