Concerned Katherine residents have already paid a visit to the newly opened Pandemic Clinic at Katherine Hospital.
Authorities are refusing to release the exact number of tests done at the clinic since it opened on Friday morning.
Screening at the clinic is by referral only and on an appointment basis.
All appointments are pre-arranged, it is not a drop in clinic.
People will not be screened unless they have been through the pre-screening process and have a pre-arranged appointment.
They will also only be screened if they meet the case definition who are unwell with flu like symptoms and have travelled overseas in last 14 days, or had close contact with a diagnosed COVID-19 case .
Contact number for pre-screening and referral 1800 008 002
The opening hours are Monday to Friday - 9am-noon or 1pm-4.30pm.
Visiting hours at Katherine Hospital have been restricted to 10-noon and 5-7pm each day.
Exemptions to these visiting rules will apply in special circumstances, such as palliative care, maternity and paediatrics. Please contact the ward manager prior to your visit.
Only one visitor per patient per visiting session.
If you are unwell with cold or flu type symptoms, we ask that you do not visit patients.
If you suffer health problems or are elderly, please reconsider your need to visit.
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