Northern Territory has recorded one new local case of coronavirus on Monday.
It comes because the lockdown Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield was prolonged for an extra 72 hours.
It means these areas can be in lockdown till 1pm on Friday.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner mentioned the new case was a person in his 50s who left the mine web site on June 25 and was an in depth contact of an earlier case.
The man has been in isolation at Howard Springs because the night time of June 26.
Mr Gunner mentioned authorities had been taking “extreme action” to cease or gradual any unfold of the virus.
“The Northern Territory is now facing its biggest threat since the Covid crisis began,” he mentioned.
“I cannot rule out the lockdown being longer or expanding the boundaries of the lockdown.
“This is a challenging time for Northern Territorians. It is our biggest test — it is scary and uncertain, I know that.
“I would rather regret us going too hard too early, than go to easy and risk it all.”
NT first went into Covid-19 alert on Friday night time when a gold mine employee returned a constructive consequence.
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