The number of confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) among the Australian evacuees from the Diamond Princess today reached seven.
NT Health is working closely with state and territory chief health officers and the Federal Chief Medical Officer to ensure a coordinated, evidence based response in Australia.
Territorians studying to become Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are invited to apply for this year’s annual Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) Scholarship Scheme.
People in the Top End are being warned to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne disease, Kunjin virus.
Territorians are being encouraged to eat healthier and make better-informed food choices during Smart Eating Week.
There are no confirmed cases coronavirus in the Northern Territory. The Australians evacuated from China and the Diamond Princess cruise ship to the Manigurr-ma village are being screened daily for any signs of illness.This will be an ongoing daily process and the AUSMAT team are taking a very cautious approach with isolation and testing of any evacuee with mild symptoms.
Following the recent rains everyone in the Top End, including residents, travellers and visitors, needs to be aware of the risk of contracting the potentially deadly disease, Melioidosis.
The Northern Territory will host approximately 280 Australians who are being evacuated from China.
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the NT.
Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.