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Australia NSW extends quarantine time for travelers refusing the COVID-19 test

01:05  28 june  2020
01:05  28 june  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Returned overseas travelers who refuse to be tested for COVID - 19 will be quarantined for an additional 10 days in New South Wales . The outgoing federal Chief Medical Officer has told health officials they are allowed to keep people in quarantine if they refuse to be tested for the virus.

Returned international travellers who refuse to be tested for COVID - 19 on the tenth day of hotel quarantine in NSW will be made to extend Less than two per cent of returned travellers in hotel quarantine have refused to take a coronavirus test on the tenth day of their stay, NSW Health said.

Returned overseas travelers who refuse to be tested for COVID-19 will be quarantined for an additional 10 days in New South Wales.

The outgoing federal Chief Medical Officer has told health officials they are allowed to keep people in quarantine if they refuse to be tested for the virus.

More than 5,000 travelers who returned to Melbourne from overseas have been allowed back into the community, despite refusing a test.

Two outbreaks in Melbourne are linked to quarantine hotels incidents resulting in at least 33 infections.

New South Wales has recorded six new cases, five of which are returned travelers in quarantine and the sixth was a man in his 70s from Penrith.

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Some in Melbourne are refusing to be tested, so could the Government make you take a coronavirus test? .
With a spike in locally acquired cases of COVID-19 across parts of Melbourne worrying authorities, could we see a situation where people are forced to take coronavirus tests?Over the past week, it's been revealed that 30 per cent of people in hotel quarantine in Victoria have declined tests, and nearly 1,000 people approached in a testing blitz across Melbourne's hotspots have also refused to be tested.

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