UK virus pressure detected in NT quarantine

The extremely contagious UK variant of COVID-19 has been detected in a quarantining traveller within the Northern Territory.

The NT authorities stated on Saturday {that a} 26-year-old girl arrived on a repatriation flight from London on December 30 and examined constructive the next day.

The case was reported within the territory’s every day numbers on January 2, however genomic testing outcomes confirming the extra infectious pressure weren’t acquired till Friday.

“That is the primary time this pressure has been detected in Northern Territory quarantine services,” the federal government assertion stated.

The girl stays in isolation on the Howard Springs quarantine facility and there aren’t any different constructive circumstances from the identical flight.

Passengers and air crew from the flight have been examined twice and shall be re-tested once more on Saturday as an additional precaution, the federal government stated. All stay in quarantine.

The UK variant of the virus has been detected in lodge quarantine in a number of different Australian states and in a regionally acquired Brisbane case, prompting a three-day lockdown of the Higher Brisbane area.

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