End of snap lockdown in doubt for the Northern Territory after a Covid-infected ...

End of snap lockdown in doubt for the Northern Territory after a Covid-infected ...
End of snap lockdown in doubt for the Northern Territory after a Covid-infected ...
End of snap lockdown in doubt for the Northern Territory after a Covid-infected miner LIED about his whereabouts when he was meant to be in isolation Darwin and Alice Springs were placed in a lockdown after a case six days ago The positive case, a man in his 50s, has lied to authorities about staying home He visited a supermarket in Darwin while infectious, causing mass outrage 

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The Northern Territory could remain in lockdown after an infected miner breached his isolation order and allegedly lied to authorities.

Darwin and Alice Springs were locked down after a worker at Newmont's Granites Mine, in the Tanami Desert, was diagnosed with Covid-19 six days ago.

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Authorities had hoped to lift the stay-at-home order on Friday until they found out the man in his 50s had misreported his movements.

He initially said he was only in the community for 36 hours before isolating at home while waiting to be moved to the National Centre for Resilience at Howard Springs, near Darwin.

Darwin and Alice Springs were locked down after a worker at Newmont's Granites Mine, in the Tanami Desert, was diagnosed with Covid-19 six days ago (Shoppers leaving a Coles in Darwin)

Darwin and Alice Springs were locked down after a worker at Newmont's Granites Mine, in the Tanami Desert, was diagnosed with Covid-19 six days ago (Shoppers leaving a Coles in Darwin)

But late on Thursday, it was revealed the man had visited a supermarket in Darwin hours after he was ordered to stay at home.

'I am extremely unhappy with this turn of events. Don't lie to authorities. The best way through coronavirus is to be absolutely honest,' a furious Chief Minister Michael Gunner told

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