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“Weak positive” COVID-19 case remains in hotel quarantine as a precaution



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Greg Hunt and Rachel Stephen-Smith watching the ACT’s first COVID-19 vaccination yesterday. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A man who returned on the repatriation flight from India and tested positive to COVID-19 will remain in hotel quarantine, despite ACT Health saying he does not pose a risk to the community.

The 60-year-old diplomat contracted the virus in December and tested negative before boarding the repatriation flight and on his first day of quarantine.

All repatriated Australians are tested before boarding flights to Australia, as well as on the first day of the hotel quarantine and between day 10 and 12 of quarantine.

All of the other 165 passengers were released from quarantine yesterday.

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