The Northern Territory government has expanded its coronavirus hotspot from seven suburbs in Sydney to the entire Greater Sydney area from midnight onwards

Eight cases were also discovered in Victoria, associated with a restaurant that an NSW traveler visited on Jan. December dined

NT Health Secretary Natasha Fyles said health officials are reviewing developments in metropolitan Melbourne and may soon announce more hotspots in light of the new case load in Victoria

“Following this hotspot statement, we are watching New South Wales and Metropolitan Melbourne in particular very closely,” she said

“We will not hesitate to declare more hotspot regions. I urge all Territories to reconsider your trip in the coming weeks”

“If you arrive after this time, you will need to quarantine at either the Howard Springs facility or Alice Springs facility,” she said

“We saw an outbreak in Sydney, although we have two specific clusters, we have a number of cases in the metropolitan area of ​​Sydney and that is why the Northern Territory has made this area a hotspot”

Health officials declared the hotspots Croydon, Croydon Park, Lilli Pilli, Strathfield, Strathfield South, Strathfield North and Sutherland yesterday

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