COVID-19 diagnosis for returned traveller

Department of the Chief Minister

A Darwin woman in her 30s has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from North America.

The woman had been in self-quarantine after returning home on Qantas flight QF840 from Sydney to Darwin on Saturday 28 March.

In accordance with national medical guidelines, the Centre for Disease Control is undertaking contact tracing for this flight.

The woman is now under the care of Royal Darwin Hospital.

All 28 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Territory are related to international or interstate travel, with no cases of community transmission.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.