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Australia Northern Territory records 14th case of coronavirus

09:05  28 march  2020
09:05  28 march  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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The NT has confirmed its 14th case of coronavirus.

  Northern Territory records 14th case of coronavirus © ABC News The Darwin man, aged in his 30s, tested positive for the virus today after returning from South America last Sunday.

The NT Government said the man was in self-quarantine before becoming unwell.

"He is now in isolation at the Royal Darwin Hospital under the care of NT Health", the NT Government said in a statement.

The man travelled to the Northern Territory on Sunday, March 22 on QF796 from Melbourne to Alice Springs, and then from Alice Springs to Darwin on QF 2974.

The NT Government said contact tracing was now underway in relation to those flights.

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The news came as the first group of international passengers to be quarantined under strict new isolation rules arrived in Darwin.

The NT Government introduced the mandatory measures ahead of the national rollout tonight.

The flight from Dili in East Timor landed earlier today.

All passengers have been sent to an airport hotel in Darwin for two weeks of supervised isolation.

The forced quarantining is part of a strengthened national approach to stop the community spread of coronavirus.

Another Territorian with the virus is under the care of NSW Health in Sydney.

All of the NT cases relate to overseas travel.

There have been no cases of community transmission in the NT to date.

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