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08 July 2020

Important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information current at 8 July 2020

Today the NT Government announced that the Northern Territory border will remain closed to Victoria indefinitely. That is because of the increasing number of people testing positive for Coronavirus in Victoria. Anyone travelling into the NT from Victoria must do 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine at their own cost.

The NT borders are still set to open to the rest of Australia on Friday, 17 July and that means we must remain vigilant to keep our mob safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The increasing number of people testing positive for Coronavirus in Victoria reminds us how quickly the disease can spread and why we need to continue to do the important things that will keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe. 

An outbreak can happen in any community whether in Darwin, the rural area or out bush. Coronavirus remains a risk and outbreaks can be very serious, especially for those of us who have other health issues.

The best way to keep safe and well is to:
•    Wash hands with soap often
•    Cover your cough and sneeze
•    Keep a safe distance from other people – 1.5 metres apart
•    Make sure you’ve had your flu vaccination
•    Make sure you have enough of your medications, so you don’t run out 
•    See your GP for your regular health check

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19):
•    It is a disease caused by a new virus, like having the flu or a cold.
•    It is mainly spread person-to-person.
•    It is a serious illness and some people may have to go to hospital.
•    There is no vaccine to treat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Signs and symptoms:
• Cough, sore throat, running nose, tiredness or fever (high temperature).
• Symptoms can be very mild or more severe.
• Some people who have Coronavirus have no symptoms but can still infect others.

Get up to date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) at:
•    Danila Dilba website www.ddhs.org.au
•    Danila Dilba Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DanilaDilbaHealth/
•    Australian Government national phoneline 24 hours/7 days a week 1800 020 080
•    Northern Territory Government Department of Health https://health.nt.gov.au/health-alerts

Past updates
16 March 2020