Central Australia’s Alice Springs enters a 72-hour blockade

Alice Springs, a town in central Australia, has spent 72 hours at 1:00 pm local time on June 30, after a miner who spent seven hours at the airport infected a family of four with a delta variant of the CCP virus. Entered the blockade.

A miner infected with the virus during a hotel quarantine in Brisbane left the Newmont granite mine on Friday, June 25, spending several hours at Alice Springs Airport, Prime Minister Michael Gunner of the Northern Territory. Told reporters June 30th.

Despite the initial negative COVID-19 test results on June 26, he subsequently developed symptoms during quarantine in Adelaide, and four out of five contacts in his home were tested positive. ..

For this reason, Gunner and health experts believe he is positive for COVID-19 and highly infectious. But they don’t believe he was very infectious while he was at Alice Springs Airport.

“Like all other decisions, we don’t punt about this,” Gunner told reporters. “We work on the assumption that he is infected with COVID-19 and that he is infected on the territory.”

TheĀ· Blocking direction Applies to anyone within the boundaries of the Alice Springs town council. There are about 25,000, including hundreds of vulnerable indigenous Australians living in town camps.

Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggy Spoken in Aboriginal Upper Arrernte He described the indigenous Alice Springs people and explained that they would need to remain in place. Food and assistance will be provided.

“We are working closely with (Central Australia Indigenous Peoples Council) and the Council to ensure that you are safe,” he said.

The blockage is taking place in the Northern Territory, even though no new cases have been reported overnight.

Meanwhile, the blockade of the entire Greater Darwin area was extended for another 72 hours until 1:00 pm on Friday, July 2. This includes Darwin, Palmerston, Richfield Council Area, Wagate Shire and Beluen Shire.

A young Miner from Victoria traveled to the mine on June 18 via Hotel Quarantine in Brisbane.

He is one of over 700 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) miners and has since been in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Northern Territory. I have traveled to other areas.

It is understood that there are 16 cases related to the outbreak, but the NT government is aware of only 10.

Infected close contact with one of the two miners diagnosed in Queensland is not included in the Tanami Desert cluster.

The other five are Adelaide miners and his family.

Two more infected workers were also stationed at the mine and evacuated to the National Resilience Center at the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility near Darwin.

Another miner who traveled to New South Wales, with close contact with two colleagues who traveled to Queensland and one of them, was found to be positive for the virus.

A Darwinian man in his 50s who left the mine on Friday was also diagnosed with COVID-19.

He visited several locations, including Darwin’s members-only drinking fountain, the Buff Club, and stayed for more than four hours before being ordered to quarantine.

A recent incident was the wife and daughter of a miner who tested positive for the virus after leaving the mine on Friday and traveling to Palmerston, 20 km south of Darwin.

When the test tested positive, everyone was quarantined at the Howard Springs facility.

Darwin and the surrounding area have been closed since Sunday. However, the limit is expected to end on Friday.

AAP contributed to this report.

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