"Three years in a prison cell. N.T. Chief Minister lays down the law for hot spot visitors....

6th Jul 2020

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says people who arrive in the Territory from identified coronavirus hot spots will be forced to spend 14 days in supervised quarantine at their own cost.

Mr Gunner said arrivals from hot spot areas anywhere in Australia will not only still be required to undergo quarantine after July 17, but will have to do so at the Howard Springs quarantine facility or another approved facility elsewhere in the Territory.

People in supervised quarantine will have to do a COVID-19 test before leaving, and will have 10 days added to their quarantine if they refused.

When questioned about people telling the truth about traveling through a hot spot, the Chief Minister says people who lie on a statutory declaration could spend “three years in a prison cell.”