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Hundreds ordered to repeat quarantine as Queensland struggles to contain UK Covid variant

Returning travellers in Brisbane ‘devastated’ by news but the premier says precautionary steps necessary

People in Brisbane quarantine who were minutes away from being allowed out of their hotel will instead be forced to spend another 14 days cooped up, as health authorities struggle to control an outbreak of the UK variant of Covid-19.

Six previously identified cases linked to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane have now been genomically linked and found to have the variant – despite there being no evidence of contact between several of them.

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