Earlier this morn, 31 guests in mandatory quarantine at Melbourne’s Holiday Inn were reportedly shifted to a different location ‘cos of a plumbing drama.
The guests were evacuated due to water damage from a sprinkler system within the hotel that needs fixing, which is mighty inconvenient, isn’t it?
Footage obtained by Nine News Melbourne shows officials escorting the guests from the hotel onto a Sky Bus where they are to be moved to a new location.
In the video, one of the hotel guests who has reportedly tested positive for COVID can be seen emerging from the hotel with a garbage bag over their head. Truly chaotic scenes.
Peep the footage below via Nine News Melbourne:
HAPPENING NOW: COVID-19 positive patients are currently being transferred out of the Holiday Inn, in the heart of Melbourne, with garbage bags over their heads. @ChristineAhern #9News pic.twitter.com/4jQRLZ6GMI
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 15, 2021
“[It] was assessed by ventilation experts and determined as the most suitable hotel within CQV’s current hotel stock to accommodate symptomatic and positive residents,” a spokeswoman said.
“Strict infection prevention and control measures will be followed during the transfer to ensure the health and safety of residents, staff and the community.”
It comes after The Holiday Inn quarantine hotel in Melbourne Airport was shut down after new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed from the building. The building has since undergone “terminal cleaning” during its closure.
“CQV is implementing strict infection prevention and control measures after a hotel quarantine worker, who last worked at the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport on February 4, tested positive for the virus,” a spokesperson for COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria (CQV) told News.com.
“All staff and residents at the hotel during the exposure period of January 27 and February 9 are considered primary close contacts and need to quarantine.
“(About) 135 staff across all programs at the hotel were stood down last night and instructed to quarantine for 14 days at home and get retested.”
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