Premier wants camps for quarantine
(Cullen Point Mapoon magic, Queensland.)
Ms Palaszczuk said she would bring the idea to National Cabinet on Friday week.
The premier said many mining camps were “four-star” and of a “very good, high standard” and had balconies where “guests” could go outside for fresh air.
It comes after hundreds of people in quarantine were transferred from the Grand Chancellor after six people were found to have contracted the same virus.
Also 226 staff have been contacted and would be tested and undergo two weeks of quarantine.
In Mapoon, (Queensland’s scenic Top End region), “community is urged to remain COVID-19 alert to keep our region safe”, says CEO Ms Naseem Chetty.
The new highly contagious UK strain requires new strategies to prevent its spread, with four people testing positive – all of them travellers in hotel quarantine.
Investigations are ongoing into how the hotel cleaner and guests in the Grand Chancellor cluster contracted the same virus.
(Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, wearing a mask is mandatory.)