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NT to remove regional Victoria’s ‘hotspot’ rating

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The Northern Territory will no longer view regional Victoria as a COVID-19 hotspot from next month, meaning residents will be allowed in.

The Northern Territory will no longer view regional Victoria as a COVID-19 hotspot from November 2, meaning residents in those communities will be able to travel north.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said everywhere outside of metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, Mitchell Shire, Macedon Ranges and East Gippsland will no longer be considered a hotspot in four weeks.

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The lifting of regional Victoria's hotspot rating will only occur if case numbers remain low to non-existent.

Under NT regulations, if a region is taken off the "hotspot" list, travellers do not need to quarantine before entering the territory.

The Chief Minister says he will also welcome New Zealanders to the territory once the Trans-Tasman bubble is established from October 16.

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Mr Gunner said the territory's policy on hotspots has led the nation.

"The Northern Territory has been at the front of the pack thanks to our hotspot policy," Mr Gunner said.

"It's kept our people safe and it's kept our economy going."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-northern-territory-regional-victoria-to-be-taken-off-hotspot-list/2e0f7985-b5d3-4078-8a01-6a76193d5c53

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