Australian Open gamers arrive in Melbourne; NSW urges individuals to rejoice Australia Day inside limits; Queensland needs to make use of mining camps as quarantine

Numerous feedback on the put up element the expertise of officers who had been isolating for days after working throughout the lodge, some for as much as the 14 days required, however had been nonetheless uncertain of when and the way they may depart.

Some officers had begun to obtain calls from well being authorities after questions had been raised on Thursday afternoon, a police supply with information of the matter, however not authorised to talk on it, stated.

A Queensland Well being spokeswoman stated all testing was primarily based on customary public well being protocols and the division would proceed to work with police so officers could possibly be launched from quarantine on day 14.

The criticism got here simply hours earlier than a report girl in her 20s had breached protocol on Monday night time by returning to the lodge by different means after accompanying her father to hospital in an ambulance.

Each travellers from Lebanon would later check constructive to the extra contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus, the Information Corp report stated.

Well being authorities have rejected any suggestion a breach occurred, with a Queensland Well being spokeswoman saying any switch of an individual and relative to hospital from quarantine occurred through ambulance below full private protecting tools (PPE) and security pointers, even for non-COVID medical points.

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