New South Wales Health is investigating whether COVID-19 has spread inside another quarantined hotel in Sydney.
Three returnees from the two families were tested for the same coronavirus virus sequence first identified in South Africa.
They were staying in adjoining rooms on the 10th floor of the Mercure Hotel on George Street in Sydney’s CBD.
NSW Health reported that they tested negative samples on swabs for two days in hotel quarantine, to then be positive for COVID-19 later during the quarantine period.
They were transferred to Special Medical Accommodation, where they will remain until they are no longer infected.
Health officials are urgently contacting other overseas arrivals who were on the same floor between April 7th and 12th.
Hotel staff are also tested and self-insulated.
This latest incident happened just days after three people in one family acquired the virus from a family of four who were also staying in an adjoining room at the city hall of the Adina Hotel.
Two families were also diagnosed with the same viral sequence, and health officials said the family of four was contagious between Thursday, April 8 and Sunday, April 11.
Then the health officials said that they arrived on different days and from different countries.
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