NT COVID quarantine camp expansion plan

Capacity at the Howard Springs facility will increase from 850 to 2000 per fortnight by late May.
Capacity at the Howard Springs facility will increase from 850 to 2000 per fortnight by late May.

HOWARD SPRINGS QUARANTINE PLANS:

* Capacity to increase from 850 arrivals to 2000 per fortnight by late May.

* NT government will assume management of the facility from the Commonwealth.

* Domestic and international quarantine facilities will be merged into one.

* Accommodation, lighting and storage facilities to be upgraded.

* New medical centre will be built.

* Staff numbers will increase from 100 up to 500, with a recruitment drive to start later in March.

* Commonwealth will continue to fund Howard Springs facility.

Australian Associated Press