Australia states investigate COVID-19 spread in quarantine hotels

Henrietta Strickland
April 23, 2021

Dawn services on Sunday in Perth on the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War, have been cancelled for the second year in a row.

"COVID-19 is incredibly challenging as we are experiencing".

People arriving in Sydney from Western Australia from midnight tonight will also be made to complete a declaration which confirms they have not attended a flagged venue.

The teams will work to identify passengers who have attended any of the locations listed by Western Australia Health.

Fremantle's Round Six clash against North Melbourne at Optus Stadium will be played behind closed doors after an outbreak in Perth's hotel quarantine system.

McGowan said that under the lockdown residents of Perth and the adjacent Peel region would need to remain in their homes for three days from midnight Friday except for a small number of activities.

Authorities are tracking other people who came into contact with the man during five days he spent in Perth before flying to Melbourne, on Australia's southeast coast, where he tested positive on Wednesday and was put into isolation.

The man contracted the virus from a positive case who was staying on the same floor of his hotel, Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said.

"This is an important and I think timely reminder to all of us, that this global pandemic is not over", Foley told reporters in Melbourne.

The man is asymptomatic and has three household contacts - his partner and two children.

Mr McGowan said more specific details of danger areas and times would be released shortly, and anybody who had been to the locations would need to be tested and isolate until they return a negative result.

"We will be examining those movements for contact tracing purposes and for the purposes of establishing should there be any exposure sites", he said.

Two guests staying in rooms opposite each other tested positive for the virus and were later linked through genomic sequencing, the health department said in a statement. Several hotel quarantine guests have already travelled to other states and territories, Chant said.

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