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Possible COVID-19 transmission inside Sydney quarantine hotel



New South Wales Health is investigating whether COVID-19 has spread inside a second Sydney quarantine hotel.

Three returned travellers from two families have tested positive for the same viral sequence of coronavirus first identified in South Africa.

They were staying in adjacent rooms on the 10th floor at the Mercure Hotel on George Street in Sydney’s CBD.

NSW Health said the travellers had tested negative on their day-two swabs in hotel quarantine, before subsequently testing positive for COVID-19 later during their quarantine periods.

They have been transferred to the Special Health Accommodation, where they will remain until no longer infectious.

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