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Australia’s biggest Covid quarantine camp to close as the Northern Territory scraps vaccine mandates

Australia’s largest Covid quarantine camp to close after housing thousands of returned citizens as NT declares pandemic OVER and scraps vaccine mandates and ALL rules

  • Howard Springs facility in Darwin stops working as Covid rules are lifted
  • Vaccination mandates will be scrapped on June 16 as the public health emergency ends

Australia’s largest Covid-19 quarantine center will be closed if the Northern Territory declares the pandemic is over and scraps vaccine mandates.

Prime Minister Natasha Fyles announced at a press conference on Thursday that the Howard Springs facility in Darwin will cease operations.

Vaccination mandates will also be scrapped in a week’s time on June 16 as the public health emergency draws to a close.

The facility was used to house people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in the Katherine region of the NT, as well as return travelers from repatriation flights.

Prime Minister Natasha Fyles announced at a press conference on Thursday that the Howard Springs facility (pictured) in Darwin will cease operations.

Prime Minister Natasha Fyles announced at a press conference on Thursday that the Howard Springs facility (pictured) in Darwin will cease operations.

“We got through this so much better than we initially feared,” Ms Fyles told reporters.

“Living with Covid means we are now in a place where we can repeal many of the CHO guidelines, such as exclusion zones, lock-in areas, corporate safety measures, quarantine workers and facilitation of major events, crowd limits and mandatory vaccinations.”

More to come.

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