A man who flew from Brisbane to Darwin this week has been diagnosed with coronavirus after spending time in Melbourne.
It’s the Northern Territory’s first COVID-19 case in almost two months.
The man in his 30s had recently returned from overseas and had completed his two week mandatory hotel quarantine in Melbourne.
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It’s understood the man then spent a couple of days with relatives in one of the Melbourne hotspot areas, before flying to Darwin via Brisbane.
The man was a passenger on Qantas flight 836 from Brisbane to Darwin on Monday before falling ill.
Contact tracing is now being undertaking for those on that flight.
Officials are yet to confirm the details of the man’s flight from Melbourne to Brisbane.
Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles says the man has not broken any rules.
“This individual has followed all the precautions and we wish them all the best,” Ms Fyles said.
“They’re now in the care of Royal Darwin Hospital in isolation and I want to reassure the community there has been minimal contact with the broader community.”