After a 31-year-old man escaped hotel quarantine earlier this week, Hobart is ready for a three-day tasmania lockdown.
The Tasmanian government is meeting with health officials to explore additional measures, which according to the ABC News Hobart will include a three-day lockdown of the state capital.
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After a hotel breach, Tasmania is preparing for a three-day lockdown
The 31-year-old guy landed in Hobart from Melbourne on Monday and was taken to a quarantine accommodation after failing to obtain the necessary border paperwork.
On Tuesday afternoon, he was discovered missing from his room and later found at a property in Bridgewater.
He was then tested for Covid-19, which came back positive.
On Thursday, Public Health advised everyone who went to Bridgewater Woolworths between 3.15 and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12th, to isolate themselves at home and be tested right once.
Since the first national lockdown in early 2020, the apple isle has been the only Australian jurisdiction to remain unaffected.
Premier Peter Gutwein of Tasmania has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m.
Four exposure sites have been listed by Public Health so far.
Jetstar flight JQ715 Melbourne to Hobart arriving 8:27pm, October 11;
Hobart Airport arrival area male bathroom between 9:10pm and 9:15pm and 9:25pm and 9:30pm, October 11;
Hobart Airport arrival hall including baggage pick-up between 8:54pm and 10:07pm, October 11.
Woolworths Bridgewater between 3:30pm and 4:00pm, October 12
The Apple Isle is the only Australian jurisdiction to not have been plunged into lockdown since the first national lockdown in early 2020.