Biosecurity zones limiting travel within the NT are set to be removed on June 5.
Health Minister Natasha Fyles said she confirmed the likely date for their removal with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt today.
The biosecurity zones were imposed on March 26 to protect vulnerable remote communities with several check points in place around Katherine.
Anyone wanting to enter these zones have been forced to quarantine for 14 days in an excluded area in the NT prior to re-entering or demonstrate they are an approved remote essential worker.
Land councils have been among those pressuring governments to have them lifted before they were due to expire later in June.
The removal of the zones would also likely allow local national parks to open again.
There will be no immediate lifting of the NT's borders, Ms Fyles repeated today.
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Although the NT no longer has any diagnosed cases of coronavirus, the community must continue to be vigilant, she said.
She said the Territory was now in a unique position but there were still many active cases in other states.
In many comments made on the Katherine Times' Facebook page this week, most local residents urged the NT Government to keep the road blocks in place.
"All it will take is one person to bring coronavirus from interstate and then it will all be over. NSW, Vic and QLD are still recording cases. When they are no longer recording cases then it will be safe to open the borders," one reader said.
"No keep them closed, till we know it's all safe.. we are in safest place in Australia so why should be open up just to get someone who has it then we are back to square one again.. NO KEEP CLOSED!!," said another.
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