Woman tests positive to COVID-19 after repatriation flight to NT

A woman who recently returned to Australia from overseas on a repatriation flight has tested positive to COVID-19 after landing in the NT.

The woman, aged 31, reportedly tested positive in Australia despite allegedly returning negative tests in India before arriving in Darwin on Tuesday.

She was on-board Qantas’ flight from New Delhi.

The woman was asymptomatic.

An NT Health worker checking in on a Howard Springs Quarantine Facility resident. Picture: Supplied/ NT HealthSource:Supplied

A view of Howard Springs Quarantine Facility. (Photo by Lisa McTiernan/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

Earlier this month, the Australian government announced more Australians stranded overseas would be prioritised to come home.

The capacity at Howard Springs facility was boosted to allow up to 5000 people to quarantine until the end of March, 2021.

Eight Qantas flights would allow 1315 people to get home.

Four of those services will operate from New Dehli, three from London and one from Johannesburg.

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