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15 July 2020

Important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information current at 16 July 2020

On 15 July 2020, the NT Government announced that all of Sydney has now been added to the Hotspot list, along with all of Victoria. This means anyone travelling from Sydney or Victoria into the Northern Territory will need to go into mandatory supervised quarantine, at their own cost. From July 17 (this Friday) interstate arrivals (except for Sydney and Victoria) will not have to self-quarantine, so we need to stay prepared.

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
8 July 2020
16 March 2020