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Contractor working at Brisbane detention centre tests positive for COVID-19

A contractor working at a detention centre in Brisbane has tested positive to COVID-19, Australian Border Force has confirmed. Photo: AAP
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A contractor working at a makeshift detention centre in Brisbane has tested positive to COVID-19, potentially exposing detainees to infection..

The guard had worked at a hotel in Kangaroo Point which houses refugees transferred from offshore detention to receive specialist medical treatment.

Australian Border Force says the guard’s last shift at the hotel was on March 7 and no refugees have so far tested positive to COVID-19.

“Plans have been established to manage any suspected cases of COVID-19,” ABF said in a statement.

“Detainees will be isolated and tested in line with advice from the Department of Health and the broader Commonwealth response.”

-more to come

-with AAP