A male mine worker, who arrived from Brisbane on 18 June 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19.
He works at the Granite Mine in Central Australia, and travelled on a charter flight to the Newmont Corporation gold mine in the Tanami Desert on Friday 18 June 2021.
It is believed he became infected during an overnight stay at a Brisbane quarantine hotel.
He is asymptomatic and well and is under the care of NT Health and is being transferred to the Centre for National Resilience.
Contact tracing has commenced for the approximately 900 people known to have left the mine since the 18th of June and taken charter flights to Darwin, Alice Springs, Perth and Brisbane. All have been contacted and directed to isolate and test immediately.
If they are unable to isolate in a suitable place, those in the NT will be directed to either the Centre for National Resilience at Howard Springs or the Todd Facility at Alice Springs.