Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Territory update

The most important thing for everyone to remember with COVID-19 is to maintain strict hygiene by:

  • Washing your hands
  • Avoid shaking hands with people who may be unwell
  • Stay at a distance of 1.5 m away from someone who is unwell
  • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
  • Don’t go to crowded places if you’re unwell including staying home from school or work.

There is 1 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Territory – this person is located in Darwin. There are no other confirmed cases anywhere else in the Territory.

The two fishermen who were on the same flight as the 52-year-old man with a confirmed COVID-19 infection from the QF840 flight from Sydney remain well and pose no risk to the community.

We will have the first Pandemic Clinic open for testing on the campus of Royal Darwin Hospital.

Testing is done at the Royal Darwin Hospital Pathology Laboratory and results are usually available within 24 hours.

In other regions, including Alice Springs, we are establishing similar clinics to support GPs and in the remote communities we are establishing processes for managing and testing anyone who may have the infection.

Source: SecureNT