“我已请新州的同事向AHPPC提出建议，我们will be本周晚些时候对这项特定事务进行研究，但这是我们将研究的众多事项之一，“ Kelly教授说。
Professor Kelly warned that Australia must prepare for more cases of highly contagious COVID strains to enter Australia, but he said that Australia’s hotel quarantine system is very sound.
In addition, Professor Kelly said that despite the EU's threat to Australia's vaccine supply, Australia's vaccine is still launched as planned.
He also said that the AstraZeneca vaccine is undergoing an approval process and has so far shown signs of "very safe".
Holiday Inn Melbourne adds another case
Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed this afternoon that another positive case of COVID-19 was related to the Holiday Inn in Melbourne Airport.
The food and beverage staff at the Holiday Inn had tested positive in the past few hours. The staff had been in the hotel during the same exposure period as the previous case.
Mr. Foley said that although it is now "early", it seems that both cases are on the same floor.
"This information has just been received. We will release more information on this as soon as possible."
All major close contacts—including residents of the Holiday Inn on the same floor—will have to be quarantined for another 14 days after completing their two-week quarantine in the hotel’s simple area.
Mr. Foley said that while it would be "difficult news" for those who have to quarantine again, it "is a necessary public health measure."
Victoria refuses to substantially increase the maximum number of entry: our quarantine "higher standards"
The Governor of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced that his state will never accept as many overseas returnees as NSW because his state has higher standards of hotel quarantine than NSW.
In the past week, three people have been infected with the new crown virus in three quarantined hotels in Victoria, and the states are about to increase the weekly limit of overseas arrivals as planned. The limit in Victoria will rise from 1120 to 1310, while NSW and Queensland will now The upper limit of reception doubled to 3010 and 1000, respectively.The upper limit for South Australia will be increased from 490 to 530, while the upper limit for Western Australia will remain at 512.
The Governor of Victoria stated that the new highly contagious strain of the new coronavirus presents a “very significant challenge” to the state government, but he rejected the need to move quarantine from hotels to military or mining accommodations away from major cities. opinion.
Andrews 先生还提到了Morrison政府拒绝向维州提供澳大利亚National defense force人员来担任酒店隔离区楼层监控人员——这项工作在其他州由合约的私人保安人员执行。
"We will have less capacity because we have a different model, and I lead a higher standard.
"We are shifting to testing the staff, each staff, not only during their working hours, but also after get off work hours."
Mr. Andrews said that a genomic test result of a 50-year-old staff member at the Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn showed that he was infected with a more infectious British variant strain.
"In that particular case, there were eight main or close contacts, family members and others who were very close to this person," Mr. Andrews said. "They are all in isolation. They are all tested." But Their results have not yet been reached.
There are currently 15 active cases in the state, of which 3 cases are local transmission, and the other 12 cases are overseas travelers who have recently returned to the country and are in hotel quarantine.
The latest number is after 24 tests were processed in the 12,816 hours as of Monday night-slightly higher than the 24 tests processed in the previous 11,359 hours.
Mr. Andrews said that until the health authorities can determine that the state’s recent outbreak of hotel quarantine personnel is under control, the restrictions on the number of family gatherings and the mandatory wearing of masks indoors will remain unchanged.
"I think wearing masks indoors and using them in many different environments plays a very important role, and I know it is not pleasant, especially in warm weather." He said.
Northern Territory lists three Melbourne suburbs as hot spots
People who have been to Maidstone, Sunshine or Taylors Lakes in western Melbourne are forcibly isolated upon arrival in the Northern Territory.
After another Melbourne hotel quarantine officer tested positive for COVID-19, the Northern Territory government imposed mandatory quarantine on people who had been to these hot spots.
In Melbourne's west, many locations, including cake shops and wine shops, have been listed as places where the staff member may be exposed to the virus and have been warned.
"If you plan to travel to the Northern Territory from an identified active COVID-XNUMX hotspot, it is recommended that you cancel the plan," the Northern Territory government said in a statement:
"Similarly, if there are territory residents who plan to go to these active hotspots, it is also recommended that you cancel the plan."
No local cases in NSW for 23 consecutive days
New South Wales州连续第23天录得零社区传播新病例。
According to figures from the NSW Health Department, two cases of infection have been recorded among returning travelers who have been quarantined by the hotel.
All ten close contacts of the person have tested negative for the virus.
Zero local cases in Queensland, virus fragments in sewage
Queensland recorded zero cases one day.
A few weeks ago, Brisbane quickly entered the lockdown due to the panic of the hotel quarantine, and there are only five active cases left in the state.
The health authorities are on high alert because virus fragments have been detected in the sewage collection areas of Pimpama, Coombabah, Merrimac and Loganholme.
All residents of the Gold Coast and adjacent Logan area have been urged to pay attention to symptoms and undergo testing, even if they only have mild symptoms. oms.
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