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COVID-19 Update: Situation in NT's Katherine and Robinson River 'serious'

The spike in cases in the NT has triggered a lockdown extension for Katherine and Robinson River region until at least 6pm on Monday. Source: AAP

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 17 November 2021.

The Northern Territory is on high alert after recording six new cases of COVID-19, five of them in the remote community of Robinson River. A lockdown is in place for Katherine and the Robinson River region until at least 6pm on Monday. A mask mandate for all of the Territory has also been introduced.

Premier Daniel Andrews has criticised the "small, ugly mob" who continue to gather outside the Victorian parliament to protest against proposed pandemic laws.  Debate on the laws will continue tomorrow.

Pfizer has signed a deal to allow generic versions of its antiviral COVID-19 pill.  The pill could help in can be taken as an early at-home treatment to help prevent COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths.


Victoria: 916 cases and nine deaths

New South Wales: 231 and no deaths 

ACT: Six new cases and none for Queensland 


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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