COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of ‘lockout restrictions’, Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of 'lockout restrictions', Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT is calling on federal health authorities to pressure the territory government into changing how it measures the local coronavirus vaccination rollout.The government counts the number of  “jabs in arms” whereas the federal government data uses the Australian Immunisation Register data, which is based on addresses registered with Medicare.Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the NT is … Read more

COVID live updates: Restrictions ease in NSW as residents in Katherine and Darwin await lockdown news

COVID live updates: Victoria and the ACT exercise new freedoms today as they continue to emerge from restrictions

Live updates8m ago8 minutes agoSun 7 Nov 2021 at 9:04pmBy Bridget JuddQueensland government ‘re-evaluating’ mask mandateAs Queensland edges closer to the 80 per cent single-dose COVID-19 vaccination milestone, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has flagged potential changes to the mask mandate.In August, former chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young warned Queenslanders that masks could be mandatory until Christmas, … Read more

Here are the COVID lockdown rules in place for the next three days in Katherine and Greater Darwin

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Katherine has entered a three-day hard lockdown, and Greater Darwin has entered its first three-day lockout, after the Northern Territory recorded its first case of community COVID-19 transmission.An unvaccinated man in his 20s was confirmed as COVID-positive on Thursday evening.The snap lockdown, which started today, is due to lift at midnight on Sunday.During the announcement last night, NT … Read more

NT’s first case of COVID community transmission sends Katherine into lockdown, Greater Darwin into lockout

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The Northern Territory has recorded its first ever case of COVID-19 community transmission, prompting a three-day lockdown in the Katherine area from midnight.It follows an unvaccinated man in his 20s testing positive after spending time in the community in Darwin’s rural area and Katherine.Katherine residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for five reasons.The case also means Greater Darwin, including … Read more

Accused AFL grand final COVID rule-breakers Hayden Burbank and Mark Babbage ordered to face court in Darwin

Hayden Burbank and Mark Babbage

Two Melbourne men accused of falsifying documents to enter Western Australia to attend the AFL grand final have been ordered to face court in the Northern Territory. Hayden Burbank, 49, and Mark Babbage, 39 travelled from Darwin into Western Australia on September 22, allegedly claiming to be NT residents.The two were arrested just south of Perth and charged by … Read more