Race to track 45 people from SA virus-leak hotel

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Authorities are scrambling to find 45 people who just completed hotel quarantine in Adelaide, after a link confirmed a traveller caught coronavirus from the medi-hotel.

On Wednesday afternoon, health authorities confirmed Victoria's latest case of Covid-19 caught the virus while in quarantine at the Playford Hotel.

The man had tested positive on Tuesday, after he returned from India via the Maldives and Singapore in April and spent two weeks in quarantine.

People will have to quarantine again, after a link was established between a Covid case in Melbourne and the Playford Hotel in Adelaide where people were quarantining. Source: Booking.com
People will have to quarantine again, after a link was established between a Covid case in Melbourne and the Playford Hotel in Adelaide where people were quarantining. Source: Booking.com

He was staying in a hotel room at the Playford Hotel, next to another person who tested positive for the virus, AAP reported earlier on Wednesday.

Now that the link has been confirmed, health authorities in South Australia are scrambling to contact 45 people who also quarantined on the same floor of the hotel as the man.

Nine News reported those 45 people will now have to complete a further 14 days of quarantine.

Victorian authorities chase down AFL fans

The Wollert man tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, prompting health authorities to track down hundreds of fans who went to last Friday's AFL match on the same train as the man.

There are fears crowds of people may have been exposed to the virus on the Craigieburn line train while travelling to or from the Geelong-Richmond match at the MCG.

The AFL has sent text messages alerting all of the 54,857 people who attended.

The Craigieburn to Southern Cross service between 5.28pm and 6.07pm on Friday has been listed as a tier two exposure site, along with the Flinders St to Craigieburn service between 10.20pm and 11.05pm.

Craigieburn and Southern Cross stations last Friday night have also been listed as tier three exposure sites.

Authorities are working with metro trains to contact passengers, and have urged anyone who was on the train to isolate and get tested.

Messages have also been sent to almost 400,000 people who live near the exposure sites.

More to come.

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