NT revokes Greater Melbourne hotspot call

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The Northern Territory has cancelled its COVID-19 hotspot declaration for Greater Melbourne.

From 6pm ACDT on Wednesday travellers arriving in the NT from Victoria will no longer have to undertake 14-days' mandatory supervised quarantine.

Anyone in isolation or quarantine will also be able to leave.

However, people who are close contacts of positive cases in Melbourne who are in the NT will be required to complete their quarantine period.

NT Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie said virus cases linked to an outbreak at the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel at Melbourne Airport had now been traced, tested and quarantined by Victorian officials.

Greater Melbourne was added to the NT's hotpot list on Friday as the outbreak of the highly infectious UK strain of COVID-19 forced Victoria into a five-day lockdown.

The cluster has grown to 19 cases, with the lockdown set to end at 11.59pm on Wednesday.