Northern Territory records one new local COVID-19 case linked to Katherine outbreak

Northern Territory records one new local COVID-19 case linked to Katherine outbreak

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has blasted COVID conspiracy theorists as “tinfoil-hat wearing tossers” while announcing one new local case in the Territory.Key points:One new COVID-19 case was recorded overnightRockhole has moved from a hard lockdown to a regular lockdownNT Chief Minister Michael Gunner slammed conspiracy theorists spreading “insane” COVID misinformationThe new case is a teenager from … Read more

Katherine lockdown extended as Northern Territory records two new local COVID cases

Katherine lockdown extended as Northern Territory records two new local COVID cases

The Northern Territory has recorded two new local cases of COVID-19 overnight, Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.Key points:Two people in Katherine, a 33-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man, have tested positive to COVID, taking the current NT cluster to 37 casesRobinson River will transition from a lockdown to a lockoutKatherine’s lockdown has been extended for another 48 hours, pending … Read more

NT faces ‘very serious situation’ as Katherine and Robinson River COVID outbreak grows to 11

NT faces 'very serious situation' as Katherine and Robinson River COVID outbreak grows to 11

The Northern Territory has recorded nine new COVID-19 cases overnight, bringing the total number of cases in the Katherine and Robinson River outbreak announced yesterday to 11. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said all the new cases were Aboriginal people and household contacts of the two cases confirmed yesterday.One of them, a 65-year-old woman, has been admitted to Royal Darwin Hospital.The … 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

COVID live updates: SA and Qld tighten border restrictions with NT after Katherine COVID cases

A middle-aged man in a navy suit and tie standing in front of a flag with his head tilted. It's a head-and-shoulders shot.

Live updates16m ago16 minutes agoFri 5 Nov 2021 at 9:46pmBy Daniel SmithElective surgery in VicHi Team! When will elective surgery re-open in Vic? I’m in metro Melb and am waiting for surgery for endometriosis. It’s been really difficult and I’d really love to know when surgery will resume so I can get some relief-Waiting for … Read more

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

A country town main street, with a four-wheel drive in the foreground and palm trees.

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

A middle-aged man in a navy suit and tie standing in front of a flag with his head tilted. It's a head-and-shoulders shot.

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