Tag Archives: quarantine

Hotel quarantine risk singled out

An independent review into Western Australia’s hotel quarantine system has found ventilation is a “key modifiable risk factor” for the transmission of COVID-19. The review was launched after a security guard, known as case 903, was infected with the highly contagious UK strain of the virus, sparking a five-day lockdown in the Perth, Peel and… Read More »

Family ‘hits the jackpot’ in quarantine hotel lottery, gets stuck in Ritz-Carlton

Quarantining in Singapore can be a dismal or luxury experience — but you won’t know until you reach your hotel. The majority of current arrivals to the sovereign island city-state are required to quarantine in a hotel room for 14 days, to ensure they do not spread the coronavirus. But the quality of hotels varies… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »