Covid Update: No new cases recorded in NT

NT Government

The Northern Territory has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 overnight. The total number of cases from the NT outbreak is 52.

Extensive contact tracing remains underway, with 490 close contacts identified to date for cluster two. Of these, 470 close contacts have been contacted and are isolating and 455 have returned a negative entry test.

Wastewater results for the period of 23- 24 November at the Katherine Bicentennial Road catchment site remain positive. There are no unexpected wastewater testing results across the Northern Territory

2677 COVID-19 tests were processed across the NT yesterday. 423 tests from Katherine have returned as negative.

Lockdown / lockout details for Katherine

It is expected Katherine will transition from a lockdown to a lockout in the near future. Katherine residents are encouraged to get vaccinated to ensure they can take advantage of the greater freedoms that come with a lockout.

The mask mandate for the Roper Gulf and Victoria-Daly Local Government Areas (LGAs) is lifted, effective immediately.

South Australia Specific Testing Requirement

A new testing direction is in place for travellers from South Australia. Effective 12.01am 27 November, travellers from South Australia must have a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival into the Northern Territory at the airport or nearest distribution centre if travelling by road or rail.

From Monday 29 November, travellers from South Australia must have a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to entering the Northern Territory and have proof of the result. They will also be required to get a Rapid Antigen test on arrival into the NT. Travellers from South Australia who arrive in the NT without a negative PCR test result must go into supervised mandatory quarantine until that test result is returned as negative.

COVID-19 Testing

Got symptoms? Get tested.

The Katherine Hospital Pandemic Clinic (Drive-Through Testing Site) is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

The Katherine walk-in COVID-19 testing clinic is open daily from 9am – 6:00pm.

COVID-19 testing sites are also open in Greater Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy. Testing is also available at NT Health clinics in remote communities.

To arrange a COVID-19 test please book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

Public exposure sites continue to be updated. It is important all people in the NT check the COVID-19 website regularly to review the list of NT public exposure sites here.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all health directions and vaccinations for all those eligible.

· Book your COVID-19 vaccine

· Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere

· If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19

· Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly

· Do not go to work if you feel sick

· Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible

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