Tag Archives: quarantine

Hotel quarantine system defended

Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly has defended the nation’s quarantine system despite a number of coronavirus cases leaking into the community. The nation recorded no new locally-acquired cases on Tuesday, which Professor Kelly said was “good news”. However, he moved to allay concerns about hotel quarantine after medi-hotel workers and a returned traveller, who… Read More »

Hotel guests to start quarantine again

Australians quarantining at the Peppers hotel in Adelaide’s CBD have been told they must undergo a further 14 days of isolation and are being moved to another medi-hotel. People who are residing at the medi-hotel, which is the epicentre of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, were slipped a letter under the doors of the rooms with… Read More »

Revealing texts in hotel quarantine inquiry

Texts shown to the Melbourne hotel quarantine inquiry reveal Victoria’s top cop questioned why the AFP wasn’t being called on to guard the hotels. Graham Ashton, then chief commissioner, said he believed his first information about the hotel quarantine program came from Australian Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw on March 27 — the day the… Read More »

Vic returnees to go into NSW quarantine

People from NSW will be banned from Queensland from the weekend while those returning from coronavirus-hit Victoria will now be forced into two weeks of hotel quarantine. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday that entries to NSW from Victoria would be restricted to Sydney Airport, except for border communities with permits. Those returning through… Read More »