Health authorities in NSW have warned several people who could have been exposed to COVID-19 inside a Sydney quarantine hotel have already travelled interstate.
Investigations are underway after three returned travellers from two families staying at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney’s CBD tested positive to the South African variant of the virus.
The families were staying on the 10th floor at the hotel in adjacent rooms and NSW chief medical officer Kerry Chant said 40 other return travellers were staying on the same level.
“We have managed to contact 36 of those individuals, a number have gone into other states and territories and those states and territories have been alerted,” she said.
“We are urgently escalating contact with the…