Darwin, Katherine enter snap three day lockdown

Darwin and Katherine will enter a snap three day lockdown from midday after a positive case of COVID-19 was detected. “The positive case is a man in his 30s, who travelled to the Territory for legitimate work purposes on Thursday, the 12th of August. As a recent international arrival, he had been in 14 day quarantine in Sydney,” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said. “He transited from Sydney to Darwin via Canberra Airport. The ACT was a declared COVID-19 hotspot at the time, but as per our usual policy, airports are not considered part of the hotspot. We understood he wore a mask during his transit. “He landed in Darwin very late Thursday night, just before midnight and travelled via taxi to the Hilton Hotel on Mitchell Street. “Later on Friday morning, he travelled back in the airport in an Uber car to collect a hire car. The man visited various locations in the Darwin CBD over the next few days for a limited period of time. There are a number of exposure sites. “On Sunday morning, the man attended the Royal Darwin Hospital pandemic clinic for a COVID test. This is a requirement we have for everyone who arrives in the Territory after exiting hotel quarantine. They are required to take a test on the third day. “Following his test, he drove his hire car to Katherine where he was required for his work. He arrived at his hotel in Knott’s Crossing just after midday on Sunday. “He then met a friend and they travelled together to the Woolworths in Katherine. Last night we received his positive test result. He is in isolation in his hotel in Katherine with the assistance of health staff and police. He is asymptomatic. “He has been transferred to the Centre for National Resilience today.”

Darwin, Katherine enter snap three day lockdown

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