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Swissotel Sydney to house individuals from aircraft and cruise ships during Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 has entered Australia. It continues to represent a severe and immediate threat to human health in Australia as it has the ability to cause high levels of morbidity and mortality and to disrupt Australian community socially and economically.

The Swissotel Sydney will temporarily house individuals who are returning to Australia by aircraft after having been passengers on the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship to undertake 14 days of isolation. It is anticipated that those individuals will remain in isolation for 14 days after their arrival. Subject to medical clearances, it will be appropriate for the individuals to return to their homes in Australia after that time.

It is possible that the zone may also temporarily house other individuals returning to Australia on an aircraft due to COVID-19, if considered necessary and appropriate. In accordance with subsection 113(5) of the Act, the Determination does not specify as a requirement a biosecurity measure described in Subdivision B, Division 3, Part 3, Chapter 2 of the Act (Detention). In accordance with the Act, and clinical guidance, consideration will be given to human biosecurity control orders, such as isolation measures, if necessary and appropriate.

The Determination is in force for 3 months beginning on the day it is registered.

Source: Biosecurity-Human-Health-Response-Zone-Swissotel-Sydney-Determination-2020.pdf and Biosecurity-Human-Health-Response-Zone-Swissotel-Sydney-Determination-2020-Explanatory-Statement.pdf

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    James Thursday, 26 March 2020

    What an absolute joke of an idea, how inconsiderate. Disgusting that they put them in a hotel that has actual residents who live there.

    Put them in hotels that do not have residents. Appalling decision.

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    Tanya Thursday, 26 March 2020

    We live in our apartment in this building above the Swissotel and this is an absolute disgrace. How does a 5 star hotel in the Sydney CBD above Myer and Westfield get permission to put approximately 300 people into quarantine in our home!!!! There has been no communication to us from the Swissotel or Tower Apartments as to what is going on. When we left the building this morning for our morning exercise we were greeted with police and media crew! There are many elderly people in these apartments and there was no information or warning for them or us. Who approved bringing these passengers into Sydney CBD. We want answers!!

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