Queensland Covid outbreak: experts say hospitals already ‘stressed’ and health workers exposed

Queensland Covid outbreak: experts say hospitals already ‘stressed’ and health workers exposed

The Guardian

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Two separate clusters of UK variant spread in Brisbane when unvaccinated health workers contracted coronavirus

The Queensland hospital system was already “stressed” before the latest Covid outbreak partly because everyone with the virus is moved from hotel quarantine into hospital, but not all hospital workers have been vaccinated yet, experts say.

There are now two separate clusters of the infectious UK variant of coronavirus in Brisbane that spread when unvaccinated health workers contracted the virus. The cases have forced Brisbane into a snap three-day lockdown.

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