Two hotel quarantine staff in Melbourne, Australia test positive to coronavirus

Two hotel quarantine staff in Melbourne test positive to coronavirus as the system is inundated with Australian Open players

Two staffers at a Melbourne quarantine hotel have tested positive to coronavirus.

They are understood to be a nurse and a police officer who have been working at a Holiday Inn.

The worrying development follows hundreds of tennis players and staff recently flying into the city from abroad for the Australian Open. 

Preliminary saliva swabs saw the pair test positive, leading to 41 other staff being placed in isolation.

On Monday, the Victorian health department revealed both had since tested negative. 

More to follow. 


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