https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021 … t-victoria/13151164
US Marine tests positive in Darwin
Meanwhile, in the NT, a US Marine has been taken to hospital after testing positive to coronavirus in quarantine.
The 21-year-old is in Australia as part of the 2021 Marine Rotational Force-Darwin — a training exercise that will see about 2,200 personnel rotate through Darwin by June.
Health authorities said the man was among the first group of about 200 marines who touched down in Darwin on Thursday before entering quarantine at RAAF Base Darwin.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said a comprehensive COVID-19 management plan for the cohort had been approved by the NT Chief Health Officer, and the personnel were required to return negative coronavirus tests before boarding their flights to Australia.
It’s still unclear if the Marine had any close contacts.
“Due to strict quarantine measures in place for all arriving Marines, this case of COVID-19 was promptly detected and the Marine had no direct contact with the general community,” NT Health authorities said in a statement.
He is asymptomatic but will remain at the Royal Darwin Hospital until he recovers.
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