The NT Government has quashed rumours of plans to isolate Katherine because of the spread of coronavirus.
There was some alarm expressed on social media pages over the past few days about a possible extension of the lockdown of remote communities to also take in Katherine because of its high Indigenous population.
But that is not the case.
"There are currently no plans to isolate Katherine," a government spokesman affirmed last night.
There remains a national directive for people to remain at home if they feel unwell.
Border controls began at 4pm yesterday.
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NT Police are setting up checkpoints on the main highways - Victoria, Stuart and Barkly - on or near the three borders with the Territory.
NT Police will provide resources for a 24-hour presence. The efforts to keep Northern Territorians safe from COVID-19 will include support from the Australian Defence Force.
Arrival cards will need to be completed by everyone arriving in the NT and they will need to provide details of where they will self-quarantine.
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