Australia AUSMAT worker in Howard Springs quarantine

06:30  18 june  2021
06:30  18 june  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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Howard Springs is a remote workers camp in the Northern Territory repurposed as a coronavirus quarantine facility (pictured a group of men enjoying their stay at the camp). Staff conduct regular drills to train in putting on personal protective equipment at the Howard Springs quarantine facility near Darwin (pictured). No deliveroo, no alcohol and no deliveries: What are the rules in Howard Springs quarantine ? No cooking equipment to be brought onsite or purchased during stay.

The new Howard Springs medical director worked with Indian arrivals and then at a music festival. NT Government says Dr Di Stephens did not breach infection prevention and control standards. An investigation into allegations the medical director threw a coffee cup from a buggy at Defence The Howard Springs centre has been run by a federal Australian Medical Assistance Team ( Ausmat ), using a rigid "gold standard" infection-control regime for more than a year. Control was transferred to the Northern Territory Government on Saturday, as the centre received the first of the now-resumed

The Northern Territory has recorded another positive COVID-19 case after an infected AUSMAT worker returned to Australia from East Timor.

a group of people standing in front of a fence: An Australian Medical Assistance Team member who returned from Dili this week has tested positive. © Glenn Campbell/AAP PHOTOS An Australian Medical Assistance Team member who returned from Dili this week has tested positive.

The Australian Medical Assistance Team member returned from Dili on Wednesday and has tested positive for the virus, NT Health said on Friday.

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The worker is undergoing 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Howard Springs facility, which is also known as the Centre for National Resilience.

AUSMAT personnel were sent to East Timor in April to help tackle a COVID-19 outbreak in the wake of devastating flooding.

Workers protest over quarantine order .
Protesters have rallied outside the Northern Territory Chief Health Officer's office to demand the release of port workers in quarantine at Howard Springs.The men allegedly unloaded a foreign ship without adequate personal protection while being watched by Australian Border Force officers on June 11.

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This is interesting!