Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says schools will be open to year 12 students doing their NTCET exams during the current Katherine lockdown.

It comes as the Territory recorded on Tuesday nine new COVID-19 cases.

The Chief Minister made the decision to extend the Katherine lockdown from three days to seven days and will now end on Monday, November 22 at 6:00pm.

“Our schools are open in Katherine for year 12 students doing exams; doing your study during a pandemic is a test in itself, during a lockdown is a tremendous display of character,” he said.

“No matter your result, I am proud of you, the territory is proud of you.

“Studying during a pandemic, doing exams during a lockdown, you have got this. We will do everything we can so all you need to do is focus on your study, focus on your exams, we’ve got your back.”

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