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Darwin goes into lockdown

Luke Grant

Katie Woolf, host of ‘360 with Katie Woolf on Mix 104.9 Darwin & Sky News commentator, joins Luke Grant for her take on the Northern Territory going into a targeted lockdown after doing brilliantly with COVID-19 up until now.

 

The outbreak in a gold mine has plunged Darwin and its surrounds into a two day lockdown while threatening to spill over into the rest of the country.

 

Five new cases were reported in the Territory on Sunday linked to a fly-in, fly-out worker from the Newmont Corporation’s Granites gold mine, 550 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, who tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday after acquiring the virus in a Queensland hotel quarantine breach.

 

The outbreak has sent several states and territory health authorities scrambling to trace 900 contacts who have departed the mine site and dispersed across Australia since coming into contact with the infected worker.

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