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    U.S. Marines test positive for COVID-19, remain in quarantine

    MRF-D Main Body One arrives in Darwin

    Photo By Sgt. Micha Pierce | U.S. Navy Hospitalman Janeyah Berry, center, an emergency medical technician with...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Thomas deVries 

    Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

    DARWIN, Australia – Two U.S. Marines that recently arrived in Darwin tested positive for COVID-19 prior to completing their 14-day quarantine, which began upon entering Australia, May. 9, 2021. The Marines had no contact with the community.

    The Marines are asymptomatic and under isolation at Howard Springs, a government quarantine facility. They will remain under isolation at Howard Springs until they have completed their mandatory quarantine period following their positive test, in full compliance with Northern Territory health protocols.

    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: 05.17.2021
    Date Posted: 05.16.2021 20:30
    Story ID: 396556
    Location: DARWIN, NT, AU 

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