Six people test positive for Covid in a quarantine of a Victorian hotel

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Six people, including a child and a teenage boy, test positive for Covid while in hotel quarantine in Victoria

  • The cases recorded on Sunday were a child, a teenage boy and four adults
  • It is the largest number of hotel cases since the reopening of the quarantine system
  • Three Victorians have been isolated after visiting Covid exposure sites in Sydney
  • NSW Health is still unclear how the infected man in the eastern suburbs caught Covid

Six returnees tested positive for Covid while in hotel quarantine in Victoria.

The cases recorded on Sunday included a child, a teenage boy, and four adults in their twenties, forties, and fifties.

It is the largest number of day-to-day hotel business since Victoria’s quarantine system reopened on April 8 following a major overhaul of the program.

Six returnees tested positive for Covid while in hotel quarantine in Victoria

Three people in Victoria, who tested negative, are in isolation for two weeks after visiting Covid exposure sites in Sydney after an infected man in his 50s visited different sites.

NSW Health is still unclear how the infected man in the Eastern Suburbs contracted the virus, which shared the same genomic sequencing as a returned US traveler in quarantine.

Most of the current restrictions related to the coronavirus in Greater Sydney will be extended for another week, except for the use of masks in shops.

NSW registered zero new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

The cases recorded on Sunday were a child, a teenage boy, and four adults in their twenties, forties and fifties

The cases recorded on Sunday were a child, a teenage boy, and four adults in their twenties, forties and fifties

Meanwhile, the Australian border will remain closed until 2022 as the federal government focuses on COVID suppression, while the opposition says a slow rollout of vaccinations will erode future freedom.

The “tragic” events in India remind us of the threat still posed by the virus and there will be an assumption in this week’s budget that the borders will open next year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.

‘We are not ahead of health advice. We need to keep our communities safe and if we suppress the virus as we have successfully done, our economy will recover, ” he told the ABC on Sunday.

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