A U.S. army serviceman in Australia’s Northern Territory has examined optimistic for COVID-19 after arriving to affix the Marine Rotational Force in Darwin.
The 21-year-old was recognized with the virus on Saturday after arriving on a world flight on Thursday with the primary deployment of Marines to the Top End for 2021.
The Marine has been positioned in quarantine at Royal Darwin Hospital and stays asymptomatic, an NT Health spokeswoman informed AAP on Sunday.
“Due to strict quarantine measures in place for all arriving Marines, this case of COVID-19 was promptly detected and the Marine had no direct contact with the general community,” the division mentioned in an announcement.
About 2,200 marines will arrive in Darwin by June in batches of 200-500 servicemen and ladies.
It’s the tenth Marine Rotational Force to coach with the Australian Defence Force.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has beforehand mentioned all US personnel would endure COVID-19 testing inside 72 hours of departure for Australia and should current a adverse outcome earlier than boarding their flight.
They are additionally required to finish necessary 14-day quarantine with virus testing on arrival in Australia and once more earlier than exiting the quarantine facility.
The Marine drive has rented a safe facility outdoors Darwin—understood to be Bladin Point, about 20km south of Darwin—for almost all of personnel to finish their quarantining.
However, the primary two teams will keep in remoted lodging on an ADF base, understood to be RAAF Base Darwin.
Meanwhile, a younger girl has copped a $5,000 effective after she ducked out for some takeaway whereas she was meant to be isolating in Darwin.
The 20-year-old arrived within the NT on Thursday and was required to self-isolate as a result of she had been in Melbourne.
Officers did a check-up on Saturday however discovered she was not house.
When authorities referred to as her, she mentioned she was at house however later arrived in a buddy’s automobile, NT Police mentioned.
She admitted she had travelled to get takeaway.
Police issued an infringement discover for breaching a Chief Health Officer Direction.
The NT has recorded 104 COVID-19 circumstances. All have been quarantine amenities.
By Aaron Bunch