900 people have been advised to get tested and isolated. After a worker at a goldmine in central Australia tested positive to covid 19, it’s understood he contracted the disease in hotel quarantine in Brisbane. He had been in isolation after traveling to Queensland from Bendigo earlier this month. He works at the Newmont-owned Granite’s Mind, located in the Tsunami Desert, 540 kilometers northwest of Alice Springs. The man is asymptomatic and well and is under the care of Nt. The Federal government has stepped in to help prevent any potential outbreak.
We’re taking this very seriously right from the start of the pandemic, we’ve had plans in place to work with local Aboriginal communities to respond to outbreaks in remote areas in Australia. Com Wealth is working with the Northern Territory Government and the Aboriginal Community-controlled health services in the affected area to provide whatever support is needed.