An urgent incident response is underway in Queensland after genomic testing discovered six previously identified COVID-19 cases were linked and are all the highly contagious UK-strain of the virus.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed more precautions would be put in place as she announced two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded overnight, both in hotel quarantine.
Ms Palaszczuk said all six cases stayed on the same floor of the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane city, where 129 guests would undergo a “quarantine reset” and be moved to different hotels.
“Both groups of these overseas arrivals stayed on the same floor of the hotel at different times but not in neighbouring rooms,” she said.
“There is no need for the public to…