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    U.S. Marines test positive for COVID-19 after quarantine exit tests

    MRF-D Main Body One arrives in Darwin

    Photo By Sgt. Micha Pierce | A U.S. Navy corpsman places a COVID-19 test into a test tube at Royal Australian Air...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Thomas deVries 

    Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

    DARWIN, Australia – Two U.S. Marines who arrived in Australia as part of the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin on Apr. 12 and 14 have returned positive COVID-19 results during routine testing conducted as part of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

    The Marines are asymptomatic and will be transferred to the Northern Territory Centre for National Resilience at Howard Springs, in compliance with Australian health protocols. There, they will await further testing and obtain a documented negative COVID-19 test prior to exiting quarantine.

    In accordance with Australian Government travel guidance, all incoming service members are required to receive a documented negative COVID-19 test in the United States prior to deploying to the Northern Territory, another test upon entering quarantine, and a negative test prior to completing quarantine.

    Marine Rotational Force – Darwin is confident in the abilities of both our U.S. Navy and Australian medical professionals to recognize and respond swiftly to protect the local community and our service members. We are working closely with our Australian Defence Force counterparts and local government, as safeguarding the health of the Australian citizens is our utmost priority.



    Date Taken: 04.24.2021
    Date Posted: 04.30.2021 03:23
    Story ID: 395211
    Location: DARWIN, NT, AU 

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