Vic COVID update as hotel quarantine worker confirmed to have UK strain of virus

The hotel quarantine worker who examined constructive to coronavirus has the particularly virulent UK variant.

Victoria’s Chief Well being Officer Brett Sutton on Friday confirmed the 26-year-old Noble Park man had the strain.

“It’s a extra transmissible variant of concern,” he mentioned.

“We’ve at all times labored on the belief that it was going to be this variant.

“We’re assured in the meanwhile it’s not been picked up in the neighborhood however from one of the residents within the hotel.”

The Grand Hyatt Hotel, where Australian Open tennis players and officials were quarantined, can be seen from Melbourne Park.
The Grand Hyatt Hotel, the place Australian Open tennis gamers and officers had been quarantined, may be seen from Melbourne Park. Credit score: DAVE HUNT/AAPIMAGE