Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 35 new cases and seven deaths as NSW records four cases

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Hi there, Luke Henriques-Gomes here taking over from Graham Readfearn.

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A former mining workers camp in the Northern Territory is being offered as a potential quarantine base for some of the 25,000 Australians stranded overseas.

AAP reports that NT health minister Natasha Fyles has been talking to the federal government about using the huge Howard Springs facility, which can handle up to 3000 people

“It is really difficult for Australians caught up overseas. We’ve all heard the stories of people that have inadvertently been caught up and are now stuck in countries where there are no flights or if there are they are hugely expensive.

Although we have reached this clinical definition of eradication we were and still are aiming for a suppression strategy.

We must not become complacent. I believe we will see [more] coronavirus in the Northern Territory.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 35 new cases and seven deaths as NSW records four cases ———

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