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NSW would see ‘distinct disadvantages’ in moving hotel quarantine to rural areas: Minister – Sydney Morning Herald

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has shot down suggestions of moving the state’s hotel quarantine system to the regions as the Queensland government considers processing…



There’s strong views held in our public health team, it makes sense to continue to have the hotel quarantine arrangements we currently have.
Mr Hazzard said the NSW government had considered moving thousands of staff into the quarantine hotels where they worked in a bid to prevent community spread of COVID-19, but the plan was impractical.
The weekly intake of international arrivals to NSW was cut last week from 3000 to 1500 under an agreement by the national cabinet amid concerns of the rise of…

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