Greater Sydney has been designated a COVID-19 hotspot by the Northern Territory, where authorities say they may continue cracking down on travelers from other countries in NSW and Victoria

Anyone who comes to the NT from Sydney on Thursday after midnight must be quarantined for a fortnight

“In addition, we are closely monitoring NSW, and especially Metropolitan Melbourne, and we will not hesitate to declare additional hot-spot regions,” said NT Health Secretary Natasha Fyles on Thursday

Coronavirus cases continue to increase in two clusters in Sydney, and there are increasing community transmission diagnoses in Melbourne

“Now is the time to really think about travel plans so that you don’t end up in a mandatory quarantine costing $ 2Get $ 500, “she said

Three crew members of the cattle export ship Diamantina continue to be treated for coronavirus at the Royal Darwin Hospital as the immediate future of the ship continues to be debated

“We are working with the shipowners and the unions around this ship and what processes must be done before it can leave Darwin Harbor,” said Ms. Fyles

A skeleton crew remains on board the ship, the rest are in the Howard Springs quarantine facility near Darwin

“A test regime has been in place for the remaining crew members, as well as any port and other workers who may have interacted with this ship,” said Ms. Fyles

“I can only confirm the positive tests I just talked about So far there have been no other positive tests””

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