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Qld Health fear ‘super spreader’ amid possible transmission within the quarantine facility

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Queensland health authorities reported seven new COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine on Thursday, with two of those linked to a “super spreader” infected with the Russian variant, leading to growing fears of possible transmission within the quarantine facility.

This man travelled into Australia on February 17 on a Qatar flight, which has so far been linked to five cases in hotel quarantine and a possible connection with another case from the same flight who has since been transported to New Zealand.

All cases contained the same genomic sequencing, which means they are all infected with the Russian B1.1.317 variant.

Most were close contacts from the flight or shared a room with an already infected case, but one was simply in the room…



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