Sumary of NT virus outbreak link to border breacher:
- Aaron BunchAAPCamera IconChief Minister Michael Gunner says the NT has recorded no new COVID-19 cases.
- Credit: AAPShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkThe Northern Territory has recorded no new COVID-19 cases as genomic testing confirms the outbreak was triggered by an infected woman who illegally entered the Top End last month.
- Chief Minister Michael Gunner has warned the crisis in the remote Indigenous community of Robinson River and the town of Katherine is not over after 19 infections were recorded in three days.
- “There were no new positive cases in the NT overnight,” Mr Gunner told reporters on Thursday.
- Genomic test results released late on Thursday confirmed the current cluster is linked to the NT’s first case of community transmission earlier this month.
- “There’s also a strong chance of close contacts who have tested negative returning a positive test in coming days,” Mr Gunner said.
- “All 350 residents at Robinson River have been tested but many results won’t be available until later in the week.
- It’s a really important 24 hours that we’ve got now”, Mr Gunner said.