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Russian COVID-19 strain recorded in returned travellers on Brisbane-bound Qatar flight




Passengers and crew on an international flight that arrived in Brisbane last month have been forced to extend their hotel quarantine stay after several cases of the Russian COVID-19 variant were detected.

Queensland Health confirmed to that two cases of the B1.1.317 variant were recorded among passengers on Qatar Airways flight QR898, which arrived from Doha on February 17.

As a result, at least 74 passengers will remain in hotel quarantine until March 8 and undergo additional…

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