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Northern Territory introduces two-week COVID quarantine for Greater Sydney travellers

Greater Sydney has been declared a COVID-19 hotspot by the Northern Territory, where authorities say they might crack down further on travellers from elsewhere in NSW and Victoria.

Anyone arriving in the NT from Sydney after midnight Thursday will be subject to a fortnight of mandatory quarantine.

“Further to this, we are watching very closely NSW and particularly Metropolitan Melbourne … and we won’t hesitate to declare further hot spot regions,” NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles said on Thursday.

Coronavirus cases continue to grow in two clusters in Sydney, plus an increasing number of community-transmission diagnoses in Melbourne.

Some other states have already closed their borders to travellers from NSW.

Anyone arriving in the NT from Sydney after midnight Thursday will be subject to a fortnight of mandatory quarantine.

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Ms Fyles urged Territorians to reconsider any travel plans they have for the coming weeks.

“Now is the time to really consider any travel plans so that you don’t end up in mandatory quarantine at a cost of $2,500,” she said.

Three crew members from cattle export ship the Diamantina continue to be treated for coronavirus in Royal Darwin Hospital, as the vessel’s immediate future remains a matter of discussion.

“We’re working with the ship’s owners and the unions around that ship, and what processes need to be undertaken before it can exit the Port of Darwin,” Ms Fyles said.

Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles speaks to the media
Health Minister Natasha Fyles says the NT won’t hesitate to declare further hot spot regions. Credit: AAP

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