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Six cases of the highly infectious UK strain of COVID-19 have now been linked to a Brisbane hotel quarantine facility.

While Queensland recorded no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the Hotel Grand Chancellor was now considered a cluster.

It comes after a hotel quarantine worker contracted the virus and infected her partner, as confirmed on Tuesday.

The strain had already been detected in two travellers who had returned from the UK, and has since been genomically linked to two people who tested positive in the hotel on Tuesday after returning from Lebanon.

Ms Palaszczuk said as a precaution, the remaining 129 guests were being moved to other hotels.

“ … 226 people who worked in the hotel…



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