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Covid ‘superspreader’ might have infected others in Qld hotel quarantine

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Health officials are scrambling to find eight people who stayed on the same floor as a person with a highly infectious strain of coronavirus in a Brisbane quarantine hotel.

The suspected super-spreader is one of six passengers who tested positive after flying into Brisbane on a Qatar Airways flight, on February 17.

Five have been in hotel quarantine at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel on North Quay, while the sixth travelled to New Zealand.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says a search for a further eight people who were not on the plane but were in the same quarantine hotel is underway.

“What we do know is that one of the cases confirmed with this variant was infectious on the plane, and we believe that individual was more…



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