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Bridgewater students in quarantine

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Two students at a Bridgewater school are among primary close contacts in quarantine after an infected NSW man left hotel quarantine and spent time in Hobart's north on Tuesday afternoon.

The East Derwent Primary School has confirmed the pair went home yesterday for rapid testing which has since come back negative.

Principal David Weber says the school has been told no further action is required at this stage.

"Public Health has assessed this situation and have determined it is currently low risk, all contacts of the identified case will continue to remain in quarantine," he said. 

"We encourage anyone experiencing even the mildest symptoms to get tested as soon as possible and we should continue to remain vigilant with our COVID safe behaviours."

Hobart airport's arrivals hall and the associated men's toilets have been deemed exposure sites after the 31-year-old flew in on a Jetstar flight on Monday night.

AMA member Dr John Saul has told Tasmania Talks it's appalling.

"Total stupidity, total lack of caring, total lack of respect for your mates, your family, the community, it's just so disappointing that this has happened," he said. 

"The bulk of people have been doing the right thing and trying really hard...if this gets out, people die, as simple as that." 

 

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