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Mystery of the seventh floor: How did the virus spread in hotel quarantine? – Brisbane Times

Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor has seen six COVID-19 cases all linked to the seventh floor, with authorities trying to solve the mystery spread.

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The cleaner also infected her partner, who was not involved with the hotel, but because of their relationship, that did not surprise health authorities.
But the tipping point came after genomic testing confirmed a man and woman who arrived in Brisbane from Lebanon also picked up the B.1.1.7 strain.
They were also staying on the seventh floor of the hotel, which Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said sounded alarm bells.
“We’re going to be very, very careful about floor seven and see whether that’s…

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