Some Australian travellers cooped up in five-star hotels for 14 days of isolation after returning from overseas have complained they are living in ‘quarantine hell’ with no fresh air and terrible food. Thousands of people flying into Australia have been shuttled to makeshift quarantine facilities as the government turns to law-and-order to fight coronavirus. With two-thirds of the country’s Covid-19 cases from or closely linked to overseas travellers, vacant luxury hotels are being used to ensure new arrivals are not able to spread the disease. In Sydney, travellers are being sent to the InterContinental, Swissotel and the Novotel on Darling Harbour. All three hotels are upmarket with starting prices of over $200 a night for standard rooms. In Melbourne people are being accommodated in the Crown Promenade, where guests typically pay a minimum price of $233 per night. Returning overseas travellers are ushered into Sydney’s InterContinental Hotel for the beginning of their 14-day imposed quarantine on Sunday Thousands of people flying into Australia have been shuttled to makeshift quarantine facilities as the government turns to law-and-order to fight coronavirus. Pictured return travellers in Brisbane getting onto shuttle buses to go to hotels for quarantine Recently arrived overseas travellers get off their… Read full this story
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