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COVID-19 Update: Northern Territory extends lockdown as new cases emerge

Kiongozi wa Wilaya ya Kaskazini Michael Gunner, azungumza na waandishi wa habari katika bunge la NT mjini Darwin. Source: AAP Image/Aaron Bunch

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 23 November 2021.

  • Northern Territory to remain in a lockdown or lockout till 4 December after the state records 3 new local cases, out of which one is an infant.
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says quick trips to Sydney ‘out of the question’ until Queensland achieves 90 per cent vaccination target.
  • NSW calls for an overhaul of the testing system for domestic travellers.
  • South Australia has opened quarantine-free travel for travellers from NSW, ACT and Victoria. 43,000 travellers have applied through the EntryCheck website since Friday afternoon. 
  • People travelling from Local Government Areas with less than 80 per cent vaccination rate and community transmission will still need to quarantine in South Australia.


Victoria recorded 827 locally acquired cases and 19 deaths. Out of these, 17 were not vaccinated.
NSW recorded 173 new community cases and two deaths. 
ACT has recorded 19 new local cases.

Quarantine and restrictions state by state:

Find out what you can and can't do in your state or territory


Information for international travellers and Covid-19 and travel information in language

Financial help

There are changes to the COVID-19 Disaster Payment once states reach 70 and 80 per cent fully vaccinated:  Getting help during Covid-19 from Services Australia in language

Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.

Testing clinics in each state and territory:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory 

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