Northern Territory forces all unvaccinated residents into LOCKDOWN and adds two more tough restrictions as Covid cases jump by 256
Unvaccinated residents in the Northern Territory will be locked down for four days after the territory announced a record 256 new Covid infections overnight.
From 1pm on Thursday, those who have not received both Covid jabs can only leave home for one of three reasons – essential shopping, for medical treatment or to provide care.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner said unlike with previous lockdowns the unvaccinated would also be banned from going outside to work or exercise.
The lockdown will last until 12pm on Monday, when a vaccination passport system will be introduced.
Of the new cases, 27 resulted from community transmission and 10 infections are known close contacts.
Another 112 remain under investigation and 107 cases are interstate and international arrivals.
The territory recorded 117 new cases on Wednesday.
More to come
Chief Minister Michael Gunner (pictured) has announced unvaccinated residents in the Northern Territory will be locked down for four days