Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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I can and will pay if I manage to get back again and need to do HQ, so no objections.

But I do have to laugh at the tears about people not paying. It is unfair that most are paying and some are getting away with it, that is probably the story here and the injustice.

But $16m in NSW, $xm in other states. These sums of money are trivial compared to the benefit that HQ brings (arguably the single most important action that has protected Australia in a sustained way). Also trivial in the overall context of spending on COVID .... for example there have been over 16 million COVID tests completed, and I received a bill for one of this (in error) and it was about $250 from memory. OK, that won't be the cost to the government, but say they're paying $50/test, then that's $800m right there!

I tend to agree and I don’t actually have a massive problem with the state governments paying for HQ either for AU citizens, don’t really care!
 

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Following the NSW and WA HQ transmission breaches:


Update: Interstate close contacts

Victorian health authorities have identified six people as close contacts linked to a current NSW investigation into a possible COVID-19 transmission at a Sydney CBD hotel being used for hotel quarantine.

All have been contacted by Victorian health authorities, will be tested today, and must quarantine for 14 days.

Victorian health authorities are contacting a person now in Victoria, who was recently in hotel quarantine in Perth, Western Australia, where two new cases of hotel-transmission COVID-19 were confirmed late yesterday.

This person will also be tested and required to undertake 14 days of quarantine.


 

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Following the NSW and WA HQ transmission breaches:


Update: Interstate close contacts

Victorian health authorities have identified six people as close contacts linked to a current NSW investigation into a possible COVID-19 transmission at a Sydney CBD hotel being used for hotel quarantine.

All have been contacted by Victorian health authorities, will be tested today, and must quarantine for 14 days.

Victorian health authorities are contacting a person now in Victoria, who was recently in hotel quarantine in Perth, Western Australia, where two new cases of hotel-transmission COVID-19 were confirmed late yesterday.

This person will also be tested and required to undertake 14 days of quarantine.


I would be really pi--ed off if I had done my 14 days quarantine, got released and then ordered to undertake another 14 day stretch. Report doesn't say whether this is home or hotel quarantine. I presume if it is hotel quarantine then it is at the state's expense.
 
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I would be really pi--ed off if I had done my 14 days quarantine, got released and then ordered to undertake another 14 day stretch. Report doesn't say whether this is home or hotel quarantine. I presume if it is hotel quarantine then it is at the state's expense.
I don't think there is any way you'd get me back in to HQ in this scenario. I'll hang out at home and if the state didn't like it then they can send in hired goons to drag me out. What a scary thought.
 
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apparently he went home from the airport to see his wife & kids who are being tested today.

Can't imagine why you'd request a move to home town HQ as can't have visitors etc.
His 14days was completed.
WA authorities notified him to test & isolate as stayed in Perth HQ in net room to positive case.
He did request to be moved to Vic HQ...I don't understand the request to be moved. 14days up, go home wouldn't you as wasn't aware of being positive at that point.

Vic minister has spoken.

interesting scenario.
 

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I would be really pi--ed off if I had done my 14 days quarantine, got released and then ordered to undertake another 14 day stretch. Report doesn't say whether this is home or hotel quarantine. I presume if it is hotel quarantine then it is at the state's expense.


Normally they say hotel quarantine if that is the case.

In the past people have been placed in HQ, OE asked to quarantine at home OR to isolate till a negative test.

Some people who could not quarantine at home have in the past chosen to enter HQ.
 

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apparently he went home from the airport to see his wife & kids who are being tested today.

Can't imagine why you'd request a move to home town HQ as can't have visitors etc, that seems to be mentioned, he requested to be moved, not sure if was 14days up.

Vic minister speaking after 11am.

interesting scenario.
He had done his 14 days in WA, and it was only after his return to VIC that he was tested. Before the results came in, he asked to be moved to HQ as a precaution.
 

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A Victorian man has tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne after completing 14 days of quarantine at a Western Australian hotel at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak.

The man travelled from Perth to Melbourne on April 21 and was instructed by health authorities to get tested and quarantine.

The man, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, returned a positive test result this morning.

Health Minister Martin Foley said the man had stayed in an adjacent room in hotel quarantine to a person who later returned a positive COVID test.

He was contacted by Western Australian health authorities as he arrived in Melbourne to be told he was considered a close contact of a positive case.


"Out of caution, before that positive result was returned, the individual requested to be moved to hotel quarantine in Melbourne," Mr Foley said.

"We will be examining the gentleman's movements, particularly through the airport, where he did wear a mask, as he did on the flight."

All passengers on QANTAS flight QF778 are being considered close contacts and will need to isolate for 14 days.

Health authorities are working to identify any exposure sites.

More to come.



NOTE: All passengers on QANTAS flight QF778 are being considered close contacts and will need to isolate for 14 days.
 
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Ah ok, so he chose on his own accord to be placed in HQ while waiting for results?

fair enough, do find that little unusual, after 14days stuck in hotel you'd be wanting to spend time at home sweet home with partner & kids, yet volunteered to go back into HQ. Great that he considered public health over another night in HQ. Very commendable if thats how it was.

Caller to 3AW just now says was on that same flight & hasn't as of yet been contacted by Vic authorities. Also her husband on same flight is at work today.
The caller also a cancer patient.

I guess c'mon Vic authorities get onto these people, how long does it take to get a flight passenger list & call approx 200ppl? others know this process??
 

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Well, while breaches shouldn't happen I am very encouraged by the speed at which this case has been found.

It simply highlights how important speeding up this vaccination roll out is. Especially of Astra Zeneca. Enough talking it down...
 

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apparently he went home from the airport to see his wife & kids who are being tested today.

Can't imagine why you'd request a move to home town HQ as can't have visitors etc.
His 14days was completed.
WA authorities notified him to test & isolate as stayed in Perth HQ in net room to positive case.
He did request to be moved to Vic HQ...I don't understand the request to be moved. 14days up, go home wouldn't you as wasn't aware of being positive at that point.

Vic minister has spoken.

interesting scenario.


Not having visitors is actually the point. He put others (including his family) before self and is to be commended.
 

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Well, while breaches shouldn't happen I am very encouraged by the speed at which this case has been found.

It simply highlights how important speeding up this vaccination roll out is. Especially of Astra Zeneca. Enough talking it down...


Plus it emphasises the importance of all "close" contacts getting tested.

I am a big fan of the two ring method as it means that you get in front of the virus transmission chain.

So when a new case does happen, that it does not keep generating more and more cases.


Hopefully he was not contagious while travelling. When does WA do their last test for people in HQ?
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It simply highlights how important speeding up this vaccination roll out is. Especially of Astra Zeneca. Enough talking it down...


Perversely this new case may well motivate more people who are eligible to go and et vaccinated.
 

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Ah ok, so he chose on his own accord to be placed in HQ while waiting for results?

fair enough, do find that little unusual, after 14days stuck in hotel you'd be wanting to spend time at home sweet home with partner & kids, yet volunteered to go back into HQ. Great that he considered public health over another night in HQ. Very commendable if thats how it was.

Caller to 3AW just now says was on that same flight & hasn't as of yet been contacted by Vic authorities. Also her husband on same flight is at work today.
The caller also a cancer patient.

I guess c'mon Vic authorities get onto these people, how long does it take to get a flight passenger list & call approx 200ppl? others know this process??


Positive result was only found this morning.

The alert was put out at 10.50am. 49 minutes ago.

So they see to be acting swiftly enough. Going to the media also means not waiting until you can get contact details and call = good idea


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Oh well its a pretty safe community case to have thankfully.

Also quite happy that VIC has control of it rather than WA to be honest.
 

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Surely his family also need to be isolating until cleared?

And who is paying for the hotel quarantine?
From the news report it says that he was contacted as he arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday, and if he then requested to be taken straight to HQ he may not have got to see his family. They are talking about tracing his movements in the airport and not anywhere else in the city.

 

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I am shook to learn that 3AW has found a caller critical of the Victorian government!


You forgot the /s

According to 3aw the Victorian Government is responsible for virtually every case of COVID in the country, and possibly in other countries.
 

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