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Darwin couple test positive for coronavirus

Darwin couple test positive for coronavirus

UPDATE: A DARWIN couple in their 70s who recently returned from overseas travel have today tested positive for coronavirus.

The couple followed self-quarantine protocols on their return to Darwin two days ago and went to Royal Darwin Hospital after feeling unwell.

They are now in isolation under the care of the NT Health system and contact tracing has begun.

It comes after a Darwin man has tested positive to coronavirus while in quarantine in New South Wales on Wednesday.

The man, aged in his 60s, was a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship and had stayed in Sydney after becoming unwell.

He is being monitored by NSW health authorities

Eight Territorians have now tested positive for COVID-19, including a man being treated in the New South Wales (NSW) health system

This number doesn’t include a 52-year-old NSW man who tested positive in Darwin on March 4.