New Victorian hotel quarantine failure

Original article by Mitch Clarke
Herald Sun – Page: 5 : 9-Jun-21

Genomic sequencing has confirmed that the outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in west Melbourne has been traced to a returned traveller who arrived from Sri Lanka on 8 May and tested positive for the virus on the same day. The man in his 40s was released from hotel quarantine on 23 May, and health authorities are trying to determine how the virus was passed on the west Melbourne family of four who subsequently holidayed in New South Wales. Acting Premier James Merlino says the latest breach of the state’s hotel quarantine program will not affect the schedule for ending Melbourne’s lockdown. There have now been eight hotel quarantine leaks in Victoria since the pandemic began.


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