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NSW Health says a quarantine hotel guard likely caught COVID-19 from US traveller – Sydney Morning Herald

The case sets off a potential chain of transmission in Australia that is genetically different from the Victoria-derived strains that triggered Sydney’s second-wave clusters.

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It is too early to know whether the Sydney hotel transmission was due to a lapse in protocols, but the case will be heavily scrutinised considering Victoria’s devastating second wave stemmed from the state’s hotel quarantine program.
The revelation about the guard came after NSW recorded its lowest daily case total in over a month, with three COVID-19 cases detected. Two of the cases were locally acquired in south-west Sydney: one is a close contact of a person linked to the Bankstown funeral c…

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