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‘A Covid incubator’: outbreak in Melbourne refugee detention hotel grows as vaccination rate lags

Up to six men infected as advocate warns Park hotel is circulating air between floor with confirmed Covid cases and other levels

A Covid outbreak among refugees and asylum seekers inside Melbourne’s Park Hotel has grown to as many as six, with growing concern lagging vaccination rates – and the forced confinement within hotels commandeered as detention centres – is exposing unvaccinated and vulnerable people to the virus.

At least 40 men held in the hotel are awaiting test results. Some said they had been told it could take two days for them to come through. Three positive cases have been confirmed, and up to another three are in isolation with symptoms.

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