26 June 2021

COVID-19 update 26 June 2021: WA Health directions in relation to Northern Territory positive case

Northern Territory (NT) Health is reporting a positive COVID-19 case at the Newmont-owned Granites gold mine in the Tanami Desert, around 540 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs.

The worker, from Victoria, is believed to have been infected with Delta variant at the Airport Novotel Langley quarantine hotel in Brisbane and was potentially infectious from June 18 to June 24.

WA’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said the Department of Health was responding by identifying potential contacts of the case in the NT who had since travelled to WA.

His advice is as follows:

  • anyone who has travelled to WA from Granites Gold Mine and was at the mine between 18 June (midday) and 25 June 2021 is required to self-quarantine for 14 days and be tested immediately (within 48 hours) and at day 11.
  • anyone from the Northern Territory who was not at the mine and has arrived after 18 June 2021 is required to get tested if they develop any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19.

WA Health will provide more information today as it comes to hand.

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