The Gold Coast Bulletin
Travellers sent back into isolation
RETURNED travellers staying on the same floor as the latest COVID-19 leak from hotel quarantine have been ordered back into two weeks’ isolation.
South Australia’s chief health officer Nicola Spurrier confirmed out of “an abundance of caution” those people who were on the same level at the same time as a Victorian man who later tested positive would be required to quarantine for a further 14 days.
She also confirmed genomic sequencing results had determined the Victorian man’s infection was linked to a positive case at the Tom’s Court medi-hotel in Adelaide.
Professor Spurrier said investigations into the precise cause of transmission were ongoing but those on level three of the Playford Hotel would have to isolate again.
The Melbourne man who tested positive had arrived in Australia on April 19 from India via the Maldives and caught the virus in hotel quarantine.
He returned to his Wollert home in Melbourne’s north on May 4 and developed symptoms four days later.