/ 15 March 2021

COVID-free streak over for Brissie and Sydney

A quarantine hotel worker in Sydney has tested positive to COVID-19 ending a 55-day run of no local transmission in the state – the longest of the pandemic. Health authorities are hustling to identify the infection source, and 130 people who worked with the guard at two quarantine hotels are being tested/self-isolating. Queensland also reported a new COVID case yesterday, but officials say it’s unlikely to be connected to the Brisbane hospital doctor who tested positive to the UK strain on Friday after treating 2 infectious patients. And one of Brisbane’s quarantine hotels – the Grand Chancellor – is back in lockdown as authorities investigate whether a case was transmitted in house. It’s the same hotel where an outbreak in January put Brisbane into lockdown.

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