South Australia – Hotspot

Written by on 16/11/2020


THE Northern Territory will immediately impose new restrictions for travellers from South Australia as the state deals with its worst COVID cluster yet with 17 new cases, Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.

Mr Gunner and Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie made the announcement during a press conference at 8.30am today, while two flights from Adelaide to Darwin were still in the air.

“The Security and Emergency Management Committee has just met to review the alarming developments in South Australia overnight,” he said.

“All the information we’re getting right now concerns us, and there is still so much we don’t know about this outbreak.

“That’s the critical point here is what we don’t know that worries us the most given this, we are declaring South Australia, a hotspot for the purposes of travel to Northern Territory effective immediately.

“That means people who are arriving here from South Australia this morning will be directed to supervised quarantine or given the option of returning to South Australia, and people who intend to travel here later today from South Australia will need to make a decision now to stay there, or if they do come here to enter supervise quarantine.

“Because of this late notice those who enter the Northern Territory today or tomorrow from South Australia will not need to pay the $2500 (quarantine fee).”

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