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Genomic testing shows spread of Novotel, Ryde Hospital coronavirus cases – ABC News

Australian scientists answer the call to help stop COVID-19 outbreaks and change the science of genomic sequencing while they are at it.

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Not long after midnight on Thursday last week, New South Wales Health got the news it had been dreading.
A south-western Sydney woman had tested positive to COVID-19, ending the state’s near month-long streak without any locally acquired cases.
The woman was a cleaner at the Novotel and Ibis hotel quarantine locations in Darling Harbour, so there were concerns the system was not secure.
As politicians scrambled to answer questions outside Parliament, scientists swung into action.
By 8:08am, work…

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