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Central Land Council Calls For Lockdown In North Territory Remote Communities

Amid an “out of control” spread of COVID-19, a Northern Territory council has called for an urgent lockdown of remote Indigenous communities to save lives.

The call for lockdown comes after the NT recorded 517 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as the virus continued to spread through Indigenous communities.

The Central Land Council says the Northern Territory and federal governments must collaborate on enforcing a lockdown until the situation is under control.

"We need a circuit breaker to slow down the out-of-control spread of the virus in our communities," chief executive Les Turner said in a statement.