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Fears of a new outbreak as seven travellers test positive to identical strain of coronavirus

SEVEN travellers on the same floor of a Sydney quarantine hotel test positive to the same strain

  • Seven travellers have tested positive to same strain of coronavirus in Sydney
  • Guests were being quarantined on 12th floor of Adina Apartments at Town Hall
  • Infected guests are from two families who arrived from different countries

Seven travellers in a quarantine hotel have tested positive for the same strain of coronavirus, sparking fears is is spreading through the building.

The overseas guests are quarantined on the 12th floor of the Adina Apartments in Town Hall, in the Sydney CBD.

All were found to have the identical Covid-19 viral sequence following testing. 

The Adina Apartments (pictured) at Sydney’s Town Hall, where seven overseas guests have tested positive for coronavirus

The seven infected people were from two family groups who arrived from different countries and on separate days.  

‘This classification will be reviewed pending further investigation,’ Stephen Conaty, director of population health at the South Western Sydney Local Health District, said.

‘The cases have been separately transferred to the Special Health Accommodation and present no risk of transmission to the community. Follow-up testing and further investigation is underway.’ 

Dr Conaty also confirmed all staff from the Adina Apartments working on the hotel’s 12th floor between the dates of April 8 and April 11 are potentially infectious.

These staff are self-isolating and will continue to do so until they are given advice from NSW Health.

All seven guests were found to have the identical Covid-19 viral sequence following testing in Sydney (stock image)

All seven guests were found to have the identical Covid-19 viral sequence following testing in Sydney (stock image)

Security staff from the Adina Apartments were are either partially or fully vaccinated.

Other travellers who were on the same 12th floor have since been retested – and all returned negative results. 

In the most recent reporting period, no new cases of community transmission emerged in NSW.

Vaccine numbers are on the rise, with the total number across the state a tick over 173,000.  

NSW Health urged anyone with possible symptoms to come forward for testing immediately.

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