The NT's Land Councils have held an urgent meeting with the Territory's peak body for Aboriginal Health Organisations amid the COVID outbreak in Binjari and Rockhole.
The Chairmen and CEOs of the Northern, Tiwi and Anindilyakwa Land Councils met with the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory on Sunday after the groups reported receiving many concerned calls from people requesting information and advice on the outbreak.
The organisations released a joint statement following their discussions, saying they were satisfied with the NT Government's handling of the outbreak.
"The Land Councils and AMSANT are confident that the NT government is taking all appropriate steps to protect the community members at the Binjari and Rockhole communities and they are satisfied with the earlier responses at Robinson River and Katherine township," the statement reads.
"This virus is coming for us Aboriginal people so we need to do the right things to stop it spreading."
The groups also outlined three steps of advice for Aboriginal Territorians during the outbreak;
- Stay Put - as NLC Chair Samuel Bush-Blanasi said earlier this week: 'Countrymen and whitefellas need to stop moving in and out of Aboriginal communities,'
- Wear a Mask if you are in Katherine, Robinson River, Binjari or Rockhole communities and the Roper Gulf and Victoria Daly local government areas,
- Get Vaccinated as soon as you can.
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