4500 beds prepared in Australian quarantine camp in Darwin mining camp

“My advice is that is progressing extremely well and we will be able to continue to go down the path of the planning for the second assisted departure flight.”

Earlier Mr Gunner said he had been guaranteed there would be no health risk to the general public.

“There will be no confirmed cases of the virus amongst the evacuees,” he said.

“They are not sick. They will be isolated at the site purely as a precaution only.”