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COVID-19 Case Update

Fri 26 February 2021, 3:00pm

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Auckland, NZ declared a hotspot

Thu 25 February 2021, 5:00pm

As a result of the recent community transmission of a variant of concern in Auckland, the Australian Government has declared Auckland to be a Commonwealth Hotspot.

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Positive Covid-19 Case Update

Sat 20 February 2021, 2:30am

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notice – Darwin

Thu 18 February 2021, 3:00pm

A 36-year-old man from Sydney is the latest person to be issued an infringement for breaching the Chief Health Officer Directions.

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Victorian Local Government Areas revoked as COVID-19 Hotspots

Wed 17 February 2021, 5:15pm

The Chief Health Officer will revoke all Victorian Local Government Areas (LGA’s) as COVID-19 hotspots for the purpose of travel to the Northern Territory from 6.00pm on 17 February 2021.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notice – Casuarina

Wed 17 February 2021, 12:30pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a 23-year-old woman with an infringement notice for ignoring directions to self-isolate.

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Hotspot update

Tue 16 February 2021, 9:00am

From 8:00am today, Tuesday 16 February 2021, the CHO has announced that for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, the Melbourne Airport is no longer considered a COVID-19 Hotspot.


COVID-19 -Self-isolation compliance ignored

Mon 15 February 2021, 5:00pm

Northern Territory Police and Public Health officials are investigating up to 38 potential breaches of self-isolation directions since Friday’s declaration of the Greater Melbourne area as a hotspot.

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NT COVID vaccine rollout begins soon

Mon 15 February 2021, 8:00am

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Northern Territory starts next week. NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie brief the public about the government's plans


COVID-19 – Infringement notice - Darwin

Sun 14 February 2021, 12:00pm

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice to a 20-year-old woman for breaching a Chief Health Officer Direction.

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Positive Covid-19 Case Update

Sat 13 February 2021, 7:00pm

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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NT Covid-19 update

Fri 12 February 2021, 1:00pm

NT Covid-19 update with Chief Minister Michael Gunner.


Greater Metropolitan Melbourne Declared Hotspot

Fri 12 February 2021, 12:00pm

The Chief Health Officer has declared Greater Metropolitan Melbourne including Tullamarine Airport as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 10.45am today, 12 February 2021.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notice - Darwin

Thu 11 February 2021, 3:00pm

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice to a 33-year-old airline employee for breaching a Chief Health Officer Direction.

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Updated directions: Melbourne COVID-19 Hotspot and Testing

Wed 10 February 2021, 5:15pm

The Chief Health Officer has declared the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 4.00pm today, 10 February 2021.

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Melbourne Suburb declared as COVID-19 hotspot

Wed 10 February 2021, 11:00am

The Chief Health Officer has declared the Melbourne suburb of Sunbury as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 9.00am today, 10 February 2021.

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New Melbourne Suburbs declared hotspots

Mon 08 February 2021, 4:20am

The Chief Health Officer has declared three suburbs across Metropolitan Melbourne as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 3.30pm today on 8 February 2021 and revoked the 10 suburbs declared hotspots on 4 February 2021.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Sun 07 February 2021, 11:35am

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Road border checkpoints close

Sun 07 February 2021, 10:25am

As Australia works to successfully control the spread of COVID-19 across the country, road border control points across the Northern Territory will cease operations immediately. Airport checkpoints will remain in place.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Sat 06 February 2021, 9:10am

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Perth, Peel Region and South West of WA hotspots revoked

Fri 05 February 2021, 3:00pm

The Chief Health Officer will revoke Metropolitan Perth, the Peel Region and the South West Region of Western Australia as COVID-19 Hotspots from 7.30pm ACST on 5 February 2021.

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Melbourne suburbs declared as hotspots

Thu 04 February 2021, 4:15pm

The Chief Health Officer has declared 10 suburbs across Metropolitan Melbourne as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 3.30pm on 4 February 2021.

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COVID-19 update

Thu 04 February 2021, 3:15pm

Chief Minister Michael Gunner with a COVID-19 update alongside Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie.


Positive Covid-19 Case Update

Thu 04 February 2021, 11:00am

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Western suburbs of NSW revoked as hotspots

Mon 01 February 2021, 10:30am

The Chief Health Officer will revoke a number of Local Government Areas across Sydney’s Western Suburbs as hotspots from 10am on 1 February 2021.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner with an update on hotspots

Mon 01 February 2021, 10:30am

NT COVID-19 update with Chief Minister Michael Gunner, Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker and CHO Dr Hugh Heggie.


Perth, Peel Region and South West of WA declared hotspots

Sun 31 January 2021, 6:00pm

The Chief Health Officer will declare Metropolitan Perth, the Peel Region and the South West Region of Western Australia as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 7.30pm on 31 January 2021.

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COVID-19 infringement notices - Darwin

Wed 27 January 2021, 11:30am

Northern Territory Police have issued infringement notices to five people for breaching self-quarantine in December last year.

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COVID-19 Update – New Zealand

Tue 26 January 2021, 1:30pm

The NT Chief Health Officer is closely monitoring the situation in New Zealand after a woman tested positive for a South African COVID-19 variant after leaving hotel quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update – New Zealand

Mon 25 January 2021, 5:50pm

The NT Chief Health Officer is closely monitoring the situation in New Zealand after a woman tested positive for a South African COVID-19 variant after leaving hotel quarantine.

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Positive Covid-19 Case Update

Fri 22 January 2021, 12:00pm

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Positive Covid-19 Case Update

Wed 20 January 2021, 4:00pm

A new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory.

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COVID-19 Positive Case

Tue 19 January 2021, 5:00pm

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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CHO Direction – International and Domestic Air Travel

Tue 19 January 2021, 8:00am

The NT Chief Health Officer will introduce new Directions outlining strict health and hygiene practices for international and domestic travel to bolster our defence against COVID-19 in the Northern Territory and across Australia.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Wed 13 January 2021, 5:30pm

Two people from the international defence cohort have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Wed 13 January 2021, 5:00pm

A 59 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from India on 8 January 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

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Greater Metropolitan Sydney hotspot update

Tue 12 January 2021, 10:40am

The Chief Health Officer has revoked Greater Metropolitan Sydney as a hotspot and has declared a number of Local Government Areas across Sydney’s Western Suburbs as hotspots from 11am on 12 January 2021.

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Tue 12 January 2021, 10:00am

Chief Minister Michael Gunner will give an update on the Territory Check-in App at Hot Tamale


Covid-19 Update

Mon 11 January 2021, 1:00pm

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner, Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie, Acting Police Commissioner Michael Murphy share their plan to better-protect Territorians from the highly infectious UK strain of COVID-19.


Greater Brisbane revoked as a hotspot

Mon 11 January 2021, 11:30am

The Chief Health Officer will revoke Greater Queensland as a hotspot from 11am on 11 January 2021.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notices – Darwin

Sun 10 January 2021, 4:20pm

Northern Territory Police have issued two people with infringement notices for failing to declare they had recently been in a COVID-19 hotspot.

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COVID-19 Positive Case Update

Sat 09 January 2021, 3:00pm

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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COVID-19 Case Update

Sat 09 January 2021, 1:30pm

The UK variant strain of COVID-19 has been detected in a case at the NT Centre for National Resilience in Howard Springs.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Fri 08 January 2021, 6:30pm

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

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COVID-19 update with Acting NT Chief Minister

Fri 08 January 2021, 12:19pm
COVID-19 update with Acting NT Chief Minister Nicole Manison and Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie.
The NT has declared Greater Brisbane a coronavirus hotspot, effective immediately.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Fri 08 January 2021, 12:19pm

The Chief Health Officer has declared Greater Brisbane as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 9.15am on 8 January 2021.

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COVID-19 Infringement notice – Howard Springs

Wed 06 January 2021, 7:25pm

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice to a 33-year-old woman for leaving the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Tue 05 January 2021, 4:25pm

Five new positive COVID-19 case have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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COVID-19 Positive Case Update

Mon 04 January 2021, 4:35pm

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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COVID-19 case update

Sun 03 January 2021, 3:00pm

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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COVID-19 case update

Sat 02 January 2021, 3:00pm

Seven new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory.

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COVID-19 update: Hotspots maintained, testing required from Wollongong diners

Fri 01 January 2021, 5:00pm

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) yesterday declared COVID-19 hotspots over the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area and the close watch on the rising number of cases in Victoria is being maintained.

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Northern Territory COVID-19 update delivered by Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Thu 31 December 2020, 5:00pm

NT COVID-19 hotspot announcement by Health Minister Natasha Fyles.

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Northern Territory COVID-19 update delivered by Health Minister Natasha Fyles

NSW hotspot update

Thu 31 December 2020, 5:00pm

The NT Chief Health Officer has declared the Greater Metropolitan Sydney area of New South Wales as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 00:01am on 1 January 2021.

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NSW hotspot update

Wed 30 December 2020, 5:00pm

The NT Chief Health Officer has declared the following areas in Sydney as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 00:01am on 31 December 2020.

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NT Government delivers COVID-19 update and New Year's Eve message

Wed 30 December 2020, 4:00pm

NT Acting Chief Minister Nicole Manison, NT Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie and NT Police Commander Matt Hollamby deliver COVID-19 update and New Year's Eve message to Territorians.

NT Government delivers COVID-19 update and New Year's Eve message

COVID-19 case update

Wed 30 December 2020, 11:45am

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Tue 29 December 2020, 4:30pm

Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles delivers COVID-19 update from Parliament House in Darwin.

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Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles delivers COVID-19 update

COVID-19 case update

Tue 29 December 2020, 10:25am

A 25-year-old crew member on board the Diamantina cattle export vessel, which arrived at the East Arm Wharf from Indonesia last night, has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Most of New South Wales revoked as a hotspot

Thu 24 December 2020, 4:45pm

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that most areas in New South Wales will be revoked as a hotspot except for the northern zone of the Northern Beaches Local Government Area from 3pm on 24 December 2020.

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COVID-19 case update

Thu 24 December 2020, 10:25am

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Thu 24 December 2020, 12:00am

Illawarra Region of NSW revoked as a hotspot

Wed 23 December 2020, 11:00am

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that the Illawarra Region of New South Wales will be revoked as a hotspot from 3pm on 23 December 2020. This includes the Municipality of Kiama, City of Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee Shire and the City of Wollongong.

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Wed 23 December 2020, 12:00am

NT quarantine and testing information

Mon 21 December 2020, 12:00am

About 140 people entered into quarantine in the Northern Territory yesterday following Greater Metropolitan Sydney, the Local Government Areas of Central Coast Council and City of Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra Region of New South Wales being declared hotspots.

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NSW hotspot update

Sun 20 December 2020, 3:50pm

The Chief Health Officer has declared Greater Metropolitan Sydney, the Local Government Areas of Central Coast Council and City of Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra Region of New South Wales as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 3pm on 20 December 2020.

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Northern Territory COVID-19 update

Sun 20 December 2020, 12:00am

COVID-19 case update

Sat 19 December 2020, 1:35pm

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.


Positive COVID-19 case update

Fri 18 December 2020, 12:00am

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.


Northern Territory COVID-19 update

Fri 18 December 2020, 12:00am

Media Statement – Declared Hotspot

Thu 17 December 2020, 9:55pm

The Chief Health Officer has declared Northern Beaches Council LGA in NSW as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, effective at 12.01am, 18 of December 2020.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Thu 17 December 2020, 10:15am

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Tue 15 December 2020, 1:15pm

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Mon 14 December 2020, 12:59pm

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Thu 10 December 2020, 12:45pm

A new positive case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

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Positive COVID-case update

Tue 08 December 2020, 11:19am

Two new positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Positive COVID-19 cases update

Thu 03 December 2020, 10:00am

Six new positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Tue 01 December 2020, 12:00am

There has been one new positive case of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

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Greater Melbourne revoked as a hotspot. New COVID-safe check-in system introduced

Mon 30 November 2020, 12:08am

The Chief Health Officer has confirmed Greater Melbourne will be revoked as a hotspot from midday today.

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COVID-19 Infringement Notice

Fri 27 November 2020, 1:50pm

A Darwin man has been issued an infringement notice after failing to self-isolate in accordance with his workplace COVID Safety Plan.

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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Fri 27 November 2020, 8:41am

There have been three new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Wed 25 November 2020, 4:30pm

There have been two new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

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New COVID-safe Check-in System Available Next Week

Tue 24 November 2020, 12:00pm

The Northern Territory Government is releasing a new app to help local businesses and organisations with the new COVID-safe check-in system that begins from next week.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Tue 24 November 2020, 11:30am

There has been a new positive case of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory today.

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Greater Adelaide revoked as a hotspot

Fri 20 November 2020, 4:00pm

The NT Chief Health Officer intends to revoke Greater Adelaide as a hotspot from 9am on Saturday 21 November 2020.

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Update about NT hotspots in South Australia

Fri 20 November 2020, 12:00am

NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles is providing an update about NT hotspots following developments in South Australia.


Regional South Australia revoked as a hotspot

Wed 18 November 2020, 11:30am

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that Regional South Australia will be revoked as a hot spot from midday today. This means that people arriving in the Northern Territory from Regional South Australia will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from Regional South Australia will be able to exit.

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Wed 18 November 2020, 10:00am

NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles with a COVID-19 update


Update on declaring and revoking hotspots for travel to the NT

Mon 16 November 2020, 11:00am

The Chief Health Officer has declared all of South Australia as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, effective immediately.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner and NT Chief Health

Mon 16 November 2020, 12:00am

Chief Minister Michael Gunner and NT Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie with a COVID-19 update.


COVID-19 Infringement Notices – Darwin hotel

Sat 14 November 2020, 3:30pm

Northern Territory Police have issued two men with infringement notices and moved them to the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility for breaching their quarantine requirements and completely disrespecting the exemption arrangements they had been afforded.

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COVID-19 Infringement Notices - Darwin

Fri 13 November 2020, 4:00pm

Northern Territory Police have issued three men with infringement notices for breaching quarantine requirements at the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Fri 13 November 2020, 3:00pm

There have been five new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory since 5pm on 12 November 2020.

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Mitchell Shire revoked as a hotspot

Fri 13 November 2020, 11:00am

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that Mitchell Shire will be revoked as a hotspot from 12.01pm on Friday 13 November 2020.

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Returned traveller tests positive

Thu 12 November 2020, 11:00am

A 32 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from London on Sunday 8 November 2020 has tested positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine at the Howard Springs Centre for National Resilience.

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Returned traveller tests positive

Mon 09 November 2020, 3:00pm

A 29 year old male who arrived on the repatriation flight from London on Sunday 8 November has tested positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine at the Howard Springs Centre for National Resilience.

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Returned traveller tests positive

Thu 05 November 2020, 12:00am

An Australian child who arrived on the Commonwealth Government repatriation flight from India on Tuesday October 27 has tested positive for COVID-19, while in quarantine at the Howard Springs Centre for National Resilience.

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Returned Traveller Repatriated to Melbourne

Tue 03 November 2020, 12:00am

An Australian woman who arrived on the Commonwealth Government repatriation flight from India on 27 October has been flown to Melbourne for a non-COVID related medical condition.

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COVID Safety Supervisors and safe check-in systems

Mon 02 November 2020, 5:41pm

From 30 November 2020, the Chief Health Officer is introducing new directions to help keep Territorians safe.

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Regional Victoria revoked as a hotspot

Mon 02 November 2020, 11:32am

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that Regional Victoria will be revoked as a hot spot from midday on Monday 2 November 2020. This means that people arriving in the Northern Territory from Regional Victoria will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from Regional Victoria will be able to exit.

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Chief Minister Gunner announces new COVID-19 measures

Mon 02 November 2020, 12:00am

Chief Minister Michael Gunner is announcing new COVID-19 measures alongside the Chief Health Officer and Police Commissioner.


Breach of quarantine rules - Darwin

Sun 01 November 2020, 5:10pm

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement to a man after he breached quarantine requirements in Darwin yesterday.

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An update on the four new COVID-19 cases in Howard Springs

Thu 29 October 2020, 3:00pm

Breach of quarantine rules – Howard Springs

Thu 29 October 2020, 12:00am

Northern Territory Police are urging people in quarantine to abide by the rules, as a further two infringement notices have been issued to residents at Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

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NT COVID-19 update Thursday 29 October 2020

Thu 29 October 2020, 12:00am

The Northern Territory has recorded four new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours since 11am yesterday. All cases are linked to the repatriated Australians who are under mandatory quarantine at the Centre for National Resilience in Howard Springs.

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Returned Traveller Tests Positive

Wed 28 October 2020, 12:00am

An Australian woman who arrived on the Commonwealth Government repatriation flight from India yesterday has tested positive for COVID-19, while in quarantine at the Howard Springs Centre for National Resilience.

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Breach of COVID-19 management plan

Wed 21 October 2020, 4:20pm

Northern Territory Police are in the process of issuing three people with infringement notices for breaching quarantine requirements under their COVID-19 Management Plan.

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Breach of COVID-19 management plan – Darwin

Tue 20 October 2020, 2:20pm

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice to a 30-year-old man for breaching his quarantine requirements under his COVID-19 Management Plan.

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COVID-19 Update on Sydney

Sat 17 October 2020, 3:00pm

The Chief Health Officer will continue to closely monitor and consider the situation in Sydney but is confident at this time that the current COVID-19 outbreak is being managed and contained appropriately.

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Sydney revoked as a hotspot

Thu 08 October 2020, 12:00am

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that Greater Sydney will be revoked as a hot spot from 12.01am on Friday 9 October 2020.

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Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Charles Pain - Sydney Hotspots

Thu 08 October 2020, 12:00am

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Charles Pain speaking about opening borders to the Greater Sydney region tomorrow.


Chief Minister’s statement to media – Monday 5 October

Mon 05 October 2020, 12:00am

From Monday the 2nd of November, most of regional Victoria will no longer be a hot spot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory.

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NT coronavirus update

Mon 28 September 2020, 12:00am

COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles and the Acting Chief Health Officer.

A man in his 60s has recorded a "weak positive" COVID-19 test result while in quarantine at the Howard Springs facility. It is "highly unlikely" that it is an infectious case, says the NT Acting Chief Health Officer.


Chief Minister Michael Gunner and NT Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie with a COVID-19 update

Fri 11 September 2020, 12:00am

The Chief Minister has announced Greater Sydney will be removed from the Northern Territory's list of coronavirus hotspots early next month, if the number of cases there remains low. The government plans to revoke that requirement from October 9, unless there is a change in the situation in Sydney.


COVID-19 arrest

Mon 31 August 2020, 8:00am

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 56-year-old man at a border control point.

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CHO direction 51 - Directions for Territory Border Restrictions

Sat 29 August 2020, 1:00pm

CHO Direction 51 revoke and replace CHO Direction 46. These Directions were amended to align with CHO Direction 49 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions. CHO Direction 49 changes the way the 14 day mandatory quarantine period is calculated.

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CHO direction for freight workers

Sat 29 August 2020, 12:25pm

CHO Direction 50 sets out the requirements for freight workers working in the NT.

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COVID-19 – Notice to Appear – Darwin

Thu 27 August 2020, 10:35am

Northern Territory Police have issued two people with notices to appear for making a false declaration pursuant to section 119 of the Criminal Code Act (NT) 1983.

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Hotspot area of Port Stephens revoked

Fri 21 August 2020, 2:00pm

The NT Chief Health Officer has officially revoked the hotspot area of Port Stephens, NSW for the purpose of travel to the NT.

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COVID-19 infringement – Howard Springs

Sun 09 August 2020, 3:30pm

A 20-year-old man has been issued with an infringement fine of $5056 after attempting to leave mandatory quarantine accommodation in Darwin earlier today.

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Hotspots revoked

Fri 07 August 2020, 12:00am

The NT Chief Health Officer has officially revoked the following hotspot areas for the purpose of travel to the NT.

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COVID-19 – Breach of CHO directions

Wed 05 August 2020, 4:00pm

Northern Territory Police would like to remind people travelling to the Northern Territory that there are still strict border controls in place for all arrivals.

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Update – COVID-19 – Border Compliance Investigation

Sat 01 August 2020, 4:00pm

Northern Territory Police continue to investigate an alleged border control breach on the Northern Territory border which occurred on Monday 27 July 2020.

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Woman tests positive for COVID

Sat 01 August 2020, 11:00am

A woman, the partner of the man who tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) yesterday, has also returned a positive test.

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Fri 31 July 2020, 4:15pm

Health Minister Natasha Fyles with a COVID-19 update.


Darwin man tests positive for COVID

Fri 31 July 2020, 4:15pm

A Darwin man has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from Melbourne.

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COVID-19 – Border Compliance Investigation

Fri 31 July 2020, 12:00pm

Northern Territory Police Force have launched an investigation into an alleged border control breach on the Northern Territory border.

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COVID-19 – Chief Health Officer quarantine direction and NTA's issued

Thu 23 July 2020, 12:30pm

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) has issued a direction under section 52 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 for two men to be placed in mandatory quarantine at Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

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COVID-19 – Border crossings and infringements

Mon 20 July 2020, 3:50pm

Northern Territory Police report 1025 people entering the NT in the 24 hours to 5:00am today.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notices

Fri 17 July 2020, 2:20pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a further three quarantine infringement notices over the past two days.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner with an update on NT borders

Fri 17 July 2020, 9:45am

COVID-19 – Infringement notices

Wed 15 July 2020, 1:55pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a further six quarantine infringement notices over the last two days.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner is making an announcement about NT borders

Wed 15 July 2020, 11:00am

Chief Minister Michael Gunner is making an announcement about NT borders.


NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles with a COVID-19 update

Tue 14 July 2020, 2:00pm

COVID-19 – Infringement notices

Mon 13 July 2020, 2:15pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a further seven quarantine infringement notices over the weekend.

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NT COVID-19 update

Fri 10 July 2020, 11:00am

A US Marine has tested positive to coronavirus.

A US Marine has tested positive to coronavirus.

COVID-19 – Infringement Notices

Thu 09 July 2020, 1:22pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a further four quarantine infringement notices.

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NT COVID-19 update

Wed 08 July 2020, 9:50am

COVID-19 – Infringement Notices

Tue 07 July 2020, 4:19pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a further four quarantine infringement notices yesterday.

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COVID-19 – Infringement Notices

Mon 06 July 2020, 1:45pm

Northern Territory Police have issued a further seven quarantine infringement notices over the weekend.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner with a COVID-19 update

Sun 05 July 2020, 12:00pm

COVID-19 – Infringement notices

Fri 03 July 2020, 4:00pm

Northern Territory Police have described the continued non-compliance with quarantine orders as “utterly unacceptable”, after issuing a further seven infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 diagnosis for returned traveller

Thu 02 July 2020, 11:55am

A Darwin man in his 30s has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from Melbourne. The man had been in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Melbourne from Pakistan.

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A COVID-19 case has been recorded in the NT

Thu 02 July 2020, 9:00am

COVID-19 – Non-compliance warning

Wed 01 July 2020, 3:45pm

Northern Territory Police are warning people in quarantine to abide by the set rules or face being placed in supervised quarantine.

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COVID-19 - Infringement notices

Mon 29 June 2020, 11:55am

Northern Territory Police have issued 13 infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner with a COVID-19 update

Fri 26 June 2020, 12:00pm

COVID-19 – Infringement notices

Fri 26 June 2020, 10:40am

Northern Territory Police have issued four infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 - Infringement notices

Tue 23 June 2020, 9:30am

Northern Territory Police have issued four infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notice – Berry Springs

Mon 22 June 2020, 12:00am

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 – Infringement notice

Fri 19 June 2020, 12:00am

Northern Territory Police have issued an infringement notice for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner Press Conference

Thu 18 June 2020, 1:00pm

COVID-19 – Infringement notices

Wed 17 June 2020, 9:00am

Northern Territory Police have issued three infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 Infringement notice

Sun 14 June 2020, 4:50pm

Northern Territory Police have issued two infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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Changes to Quarantine Arrangements to put Territorians First

Thu 28 May 2020, 12:00am

The Northern Territory is the safest place in Australia. Because of that, we can make careful and considered changes to our quarantine arrangements to help Territorians return home, while still staying safe.

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NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles confirms the NT has no known active cases of COVID-19

Thu 21 May 2020, 8:05am

No active COVID-19 cases in NT

Thu 21 May 2020, 8:00am

There are no active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Northern Territory after the remaining patient was cleared overnight.

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Only one COVID-19 case remains in Northern Territory

Wed 20 May 2020, 4:00pm

There is now only one active case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Northern Territory, with another patient cleared from the disease today.

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NT Correctional Services roadmap to the new normal

Wed 20 May 2020, 10:00am

Northern Territory Correctional Services is taking incremental steps towards easing the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19.

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Health Minister Natasha Fyles is giving an update on the Territory's 'Roadmap to the New Normal'

Mon 18 May 2020, 12:00pm

COVID-19 update with NT Minister for Health Natasha Fyles and NT Chief Health Officer, Dr Hugh Heggie

Tue 12 May 2020, 9:30am

Chief Minister Michael Gunner with an update on the Government's Roadmap to the New Normal

Thu 07 May 2020, 1:00pm

COVID-19 update with Chief Minister Michael Gunner with a COVID-19 update

Tue 05 May 2020, 1:00pm

COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles and NT Chief Health Officer Dr Hugh Heggie

Fri 01 May 2020, 11:00am

The Territory’s Roadmap to the New Normal

Thu 30 April 2020, 11:00am

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has today laid out the Territory’s Roadmap to the New Normal – getting the NT back in business, back to work, and back to enjoying our great Territory lifestyle.

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COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Thu 30 April 2020, 12:00am
COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Mon 27 April 2020, 12:30pm
COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

COVID-19 Compliance activity

Fri 24 April 2020, 4:50pm

Northern Territory Police, Environmental Health officers and Australian Defence Force continue to undertake quarantine compliance checks to ensure people are completing their 14 days quarantine.

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COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Wed 22 April 2020, 9:50am
COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

COVID-19 - Infringement Notices

Fri 17 April 2020, 12:44pm

Police have issued five infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Thu 16 April 2020, 4:50pm
COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

COVID-19 update from NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles and Executive Director of the National Critical Care and Trauma Relief Centre, Len Notaras

Wed 15 April 2020, 11:30am
COVID-19 update from NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles and Executive Director of the National Critical Care and Trauma Relief Centre, Len Notaras.

COVID-19 - Infringement Notices

Sun 12 April 2020, 2:50pm

Police have issued three infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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Entering the Territory by sea - COVID-19 quarantine advice

Sun 12 April 2020, 2:30pm

Anyone coming into the Northern Territory must go into 14 days of quarantine, even if you arrive by sea.

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COVID-19 - Infringement Notice – 10 April 2020

Sat 11 April 2020, 2:02pm

Police have issued an infringement notice for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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COVID-19 infringement notices - 9 April 2020

Fri 10 April 2020, 4:50pm

Police have issued eight infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

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Camp in your own backyard this Easter

Wed 08 April 2020, 11:00am

With all campgrounds, swimming spots, multi-day walks and high-use day areas in Territory Parks and Reserves closed to restrict the spread of COVID-19, Territorians are encouraged to instead camp in their own backyard this Easter.

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Measures to protect prisoners

Wed 08 April 2020, 8:45am

Northern Territory Correctional Services has introduced a range of measures to protect prisoners and the broader community from the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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COVID-19 diagnosis for returned traveller

Mon 06 April 2020, 12:45pm

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

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New COVID-19 case in Darwin

Sun 05 April 2020, 3:20pm

Twenty-seven cases of COVID-19 have now been diagnosed in the Northern Territory, after a child tested positive overnight.

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Health Minister Natasha Fyles gives an update on the latest cases of COVID-19 in the NT

Sun 05 April 2020, 3:00pm
Health Minister Natasha Fyles gives an update on the latest cases of COVID-19 in the NT

COVID-19 NT Police online reporting capability

Sat 04 April 2020, 12:15pm

In support of physical distancing measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NT Police have instituted a new system to allow the community to report non-emergency incidents to police via our website.

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New COVID-19 cases in Darwin

Fri 03 April 2020, 9:00pm

Four new cases of Darwin residents testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) today are all related to interstate or international travel.

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Worker and Wellbeing Fund

Fri 03 April 2020, 3:40pm

The Worker and Wellbeing Fund can help you if you have lost your job or your income has been reduced because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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22nd COVID-19 case in NT

Thu 02 April 2020, 11:20pm

An Alice Springs woman who has recently returned from the United Kingdom has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) this evening.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference

Thu 02 April 2020, 11:45am

COVID-19 press conference with Minister Fyles


Two NT women diagnosed with COVID-19

Thu 02 April 2020, 9:45am

The Northern Territory has recorded two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight.

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Territorians asked to evaluate hospital visits

Wed 01 April 2020, 11:15am

In line with the Australia-wide plan to minimise risk and protect the health of Territorians during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is requested Territorians attend hospital only if needed.

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Two more COVID-19 cases in Darwin

Tue 31 March 2020, 6:00pm

Another two Territorians who recently returned from overseas have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) this afternoon.

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Self-quarantine - non-compliance - Darwin

Tue 31 March 2020, 5:30pm

NT Police have issued an infringement notice to a 52-year old male in Darwin for failing to abide by the directions of the Chief Health Officer.

The male returned from overseas on the 23rd March and was subject to a 14-days self-quarantine order.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference

Tue 31 March 2020, 3:30pm

COVID-19 press conference with Minister Fyles


COVID-19 diagnoses for Darwin women

Tue 31 March 2020, 2:25pm

Two Darwin women in their 40s who recently returned from overseas have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) today.

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COVID-19 Compliance activity

Tue 31 March 2020, 12:15pm

Enforcement activities will continue today with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) joining Environmental Health Officers and Northern Territory Police to ensure Territorians are complying with self-isolation and self-quarantine arrangements.

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Mon 30 March 2020, 1:00pm

COVID-19 update with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner


COVID-19 Diagnosis for Darwin man

Sat 28 March 2020, 2:59pm

A Darwin man in his 30s has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from South America last Sunday.

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13th Territorian and 14th positive case overall confirmed in the NT

Fri 27 March 2020, 8:00pm

A Darwin woman in her 50s who recently returned from overseas has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) this afternoon.

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COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Fri 27 March 2020, 4:00pm

COVID-19 update with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner


Media release - Prime Minister - Update Coronavirus 27 March 2020

Fri 27 March 2020, 4:00pm

Australian governments met today as the National Cabinet to take further action to slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives, and to save livelihoods.

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COVID-19 press conference with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Fri 27 March 2020, 11:00am

COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles


Five COVID-19 diagnoses in the Northern Territory

Thu 26 March 2020, 10:00pm

Four Territorians and a Queenslander have returned positive tests for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Northern Territory.

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COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Thu 26 March 2020, 10:00am

COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles


COVID-19 diagnosis for Darwin couple

Thu 26 March 2020, 9:35am

A Darwin couple who recently returned from overseas travel have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Update on Territory Parks and Reserves

Wed 25 March 2020, 3:50pm

To restrict the spread of COVID-19, the Parks and Wildlife Commission has today confirmed that Territory campgrounds, multi-day walks and high-use day areas that encourage groups to gather, will be closed from 5pm Thursday 26 March 2020.

To find out more, go to the Northern Territory Government media release.


Chief Justice suspends all jury trials until June 5

Wed 25 March 2020, 3:50pm

NT courts and tribunals have enacted plans to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To find out more, go to the Supreme Court website.


NT Correctional Services announcement

Tue 24 March 2020, 12:45pm

NT Correctional Services is suspending all social visits to prisoners from Wednesday 25 March 2020 at the Darwin and Alice Springs Correctional Centres and the work camps at Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

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Travel restrictions and border controls

Tue 24 March 2020, 9:00am

New travel restrictions and border controls from Tuesday 24 March.


24 March 2020 - COVID-19 press conference - NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Tue 24 March 2020, 9:00am

24 March 2020 - COVID-19 press conference - NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles


Press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner. Monday March 23.

Mon 23 March 2020, 10:00am

Restrictions on social gatherings

Mon 23 March 2020, 9:00am

New restrictions on social gatherings will be implemented from 12 midday local time Monday 23 March.


2020-03-22 Two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Territory

Sun 22 March 2020, 10:58am

A Territory couple who disembarked from the Ruby Princess cruise ship in Sydney and flew to Darwin tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19) today.

This brings the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the NT to five in total.

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Contact tracing

Sun 22 March 2020, 10:51am

These are the flights we are currently tracing. If you were on these flights please contact the Public Health Unit on 08 8922 8044.


21 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID19) press conference

Sat 21 March 2020, 4:04pm

NT Health Minister provides an update on 2 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Northern Territory.

Video Update from NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

A 2nd case has been confirmed in the NT

Fri 20 March 2020, 10:54am

The Director Centre Disease Control in Darwin has just advised that a second case of coronavirus has been confirmed. The male, who returned from overseas in the last 48 hours, followed protocol and immediately went into self-isolation. Health authorities are contacting those who were in close contact during the flight.


Northern Territory Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Fri 20 March 2020, 10:00am

Two people have today tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the NT to three in total.


20th March Prime Minister’s Media Statement - Update on Coronavirus measures

Fri 20 March 2020, 9:00am

The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met today for the National Cabinet and agreed to further actions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Gathering in groups

Thu 19 March 2020, 5:30pm

Organised, non-essential gatherings of more than 500+ people outdoors and 100+ people indoors are not allowed.

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Update on Events, Gatherings and Meetings

Thu 19 March 2020, 4:00pm

In response to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 advice regarding mass gatherings, the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture has assessed events run by the Department under the risk assessment tool.


Update

Thu 19 March 2020, 2:23pm

There remains just one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Territory.

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Public Health Emergency declared

Thu 19 March 2020, 10:40am

The Minister for Health has declared a public health emergency for the whole of the Territory under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 in response to Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This will be in force until further notice.

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Community update

Thu 19 March 2020, 8:00am

The Northern Territory Government announced on 18 March 2020 that the NT Government will freeze Power and Water tariffs to July 2021 in response to COVID-19.

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Tiwi Islands update

Wed 18 March 2020, 4:00pm

The Tiwi Land Council has directed that any person who is NOT a resident of the Tiwi Islands is not permitted to enter the Tiwi Islands, and subsequently has revoked all non-essential permits. No new non-essential permits will be granted.


Contact and hotline numbers

Wed 18 March 2020, 9:00am

Advice

There is a dedicated COVID-19 national hotline number - 1800 020 080.
Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The national hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Testing

There is a dedicated COVID-19 hotline number for the NT for people who need to arrange testing only1800 008 002.

If you live in Darwin and need to arrange testing, please call the Public Health Unit on 8922 8044.

Mass gatherings

There is a dedicated COVID-19 mass gatherings hotline for the NT - 1800 518 055.
Call this line if you are seeking information regarding an upcoming mass gathering in the Northern Territory. All gatherings of more than 500 people are prevented and will need to be cancelled, postponed or modified to meet requirements. The NT Health COVID-19 Risk Assessment tool DOCX (66.0 KB) has been developed to assist event organisers to determine the level of clinical risk around proposed events.

Remote communities

There is a dedicated COVID-19 remote community travel hotline for the NT – 1800 518 189.
Call this line if you are seeking information regarding traveling to a remote community in the Northern Territory.  NT remote communities have been closed to all non-essential travel in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.


The Territory's jobs rescue and recovery plan

Wed 18 March 2020, 12:15am

The Territory Labor Government will deliver a $65 million Jobs Rescue and Recovery Plan to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus.


Media statement - Update on events affected by COVID-19 measures

Mon 16 March 2020, 10:00am

In response to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 advice against holding events of 500 people or more, the Territory Labor Government has announced changes to its list of events over the coming months.