Australia: “non-infectious chronic shedder” tests positive after discharge from #coronavirus quarantine hotel

Australian health authorities are contacting scores of people in Western Australia after a man tested positive to COVID-19 after being released from the state’s quarantine hotels. Western Australia Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said “We often get people who are chronic shedders, but the test result was more moderately positive than we would anticipate. So, as a precaution, we have put him back into one of the quarantine hotels and have taken further tests.”

“His test today was weaker which is more in line with what we would expect with somebody who was a chronic shedder and we believe that he is a non-infectious chronic shedder”.

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Australia: Victoria shuts border to Perth, hundreds in #coronavirus isolation

Victoria, Australia has closed its border to Perth residents after a passenger infected with coronavirus landed at Melbourne Airport. The man caught the virus at a quarantine hotel in Perth after being in China and then flew to Melbourne without knowing he was a carrier.

On Friday night the case plunged Perth into a three-day lockdown after it was revealed the man had moved around the city for four days. The man who arrived is Victoria’s first community case of COVID-19 in eight weeks. All 257 passengers aboard the April 21 flight QF778 have been ordered to get tested and to isolate for 14 days.

Herald Sun report

 

 

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