Top Australian State Official: We’re Transferring Positive COVID Cases To Quarantine Camps

Giving a COVID-19 update to the public, Australia’s Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner revealed that the army was helping to transfer positive COVID cases and contacts into quarantine camps. “Binjari and nearby Rockhole have been placed into strict lockdown in response to the outbreak, and the Australian defence force has been called in to help with transferring positive cases and close contacts,” The Guardian reported, adding, “Unvaccinated travellers will no longer be able to enter the NT from Monday under sweeping border rule changes. The only exception will be essential personnel and Territorians returning from jurisdictions where the virus is not present, called green zones.” “The positive cases in Binjari are very concerning,” he continued. “… what’s more concerning is the evidence of substantial mingling between households as well as mingling back and forth between Binjari and the nearby community of Rockhole, which has about 130 residents. These communities have very strong personal and family connections. It probably helps to think of them as one big household rather than a lot of different households. For these reasons, we do expect numbers in Binjari and probably Rockhole to increase. …”

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