Otago Daily Times

Outbreak still growing


Melbourne: Victorian authoritie­s are more alert than alarmed by Melbourne’s growing Holiday Inn outbreak, which has hit 11 cases.

A fourth worker at the Melbourne Airport quarantine hotel and the spouses of two other staff members returned positive Covid19 results yesterday.

The female assistant manager was tested on Wednesday and had been isolating since Monday or Tuesday as the close contact of a fellow worker. It followed two men, both in isolation as partners of food and beverage attendants, testing positive earlier.

The Holiday Inn outbreak now stands at 11 and encompasse­s four hotel workers, two staff spouses, two released guests and a family of three who contracted the virus overseas. — AAP

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