US marine exams constructive in Darwin
In the meantime, within the NT, a US marine has been taken to hospital after testing constructive to coronavirus in quarantine.
The 21-year-old is in Australia as a part of the 2021 Marine Rotational Power-Darwin — a coaching train that may see about 2,200 personnel rotate by way of Darwin by June.
Well being authorities mentioned the person was among the many first group of about 200 marines who touched down in Darwin on Thursday earlier than getting into quarantine at RAAF Base Darwin.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds mentioned a complete COVID-19 administration plan for the cohort had been accepted by the NT Chief Well being Officer, and the personnel had been required to return destructive coronavirus exams earlier than boarding their flights to Australia.
It’s nonetheless unclear if the marine had any shut contacts.
“As a consequence of strict quarantine measures in place for all arriving Marines, this case of COVID-19 was promptly detected and the Marine had no direct contact with the overall neighborhood,” NT Well being authorities mentioned in a press release.
He’s asymptomatic however will stay on the Royal Darwin Hospital till he recovers.