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    Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 for MRF-D Marine

    More Marines arrive in Darwin for MRF-D

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood | U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin receive COVID-19 test at Royal...... read more read more



    Story by 1st Lt. Bridget Glynn 

    Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

    On July 10, 2020 a U.S. Marine currently stationed in Darwin tested positive for COVID-19.

    The Marine arrived with the most recent wave of Marines on July 8, 2020. The remainder of the most recent wave all received initial negative results.

    The Marine followed all Northern Territory and Federal health guidelines and has been in mandatory quarantine since their arrival. The Marine is currently under strict isolation at Royal Darwin Hospital and the NT government remains informed and is providing support.

    All potential interactions with the Marine who tested positive have been identified and those individuals have been placed under quarantine for a minimum of 14-days and will receive additional testing. All low dependency cases will be transferred to Howard Springs for the duration of their illness.

    Medical specialists will continue to monitor the health and safety of all Marines. Should the condition of any Marine become serious, they will be safely taken to Royal Darwin Hospital for follow on observation, testing and treatment.

    The close coordination with our ADF counterparts has allowed for robust procedures in screening, testing, quarantining, and if necessary isolating U.S. Marines. MRF-D is confident in the abilities of our Navy health professionals and Australian medical facilities to recognize and respond swiftly to protect the local community and our Marines. The safety of the local community in which we live and work is our utmost priority.

    For more information or to speak with a MRF-D spokesperson email



    Date Taken: 07.10.2020
    Date Posted: 07.09.2020 23:17
    Story ID: 373660
    Location: DARWIN, NT, AU 

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