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One new COVID-19 case in Queensland as genome sequencing confirms man in backpacker hostel had Alpha variant

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in a person in hotel quarantine, as genome sequencing confirms a man in a Brisbane backpacker hostel acquired COVID while in transit from the Philippines.
Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said the sequencing confirmed the man had the Alpha variant and did not contract COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine.

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Health Minister Yvettte D'Ath speaks to reporters

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