Australia’s Northern Territory has experienced a recent uptick in Covid-19 in the poorer regions of Katherine. Residents of the small communities Binjari and Rockhole were placed on an extended hard lockdown of two weeks following 9 new positive cases in the Territory – which brings the region’s total count to 35.
This was a blow to these two small communities who had already been dealing with a two-day lockdown and extended power outages.
Some have questioned the wisdom of the move given that Covid-19 often spreads indoors. The Northern Territory’s Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr. Charles Pain, says he is bracing for even more cases as authorities ramp up testing efforts.Continue reading “Australia Quarantines 38+ Citizens in Covid-19 Camp “Howard Springs.” Could the U.S. Ever Implement Similar Methods?”