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COVID-19 positive travellers evacuated from Melbourne hot hotel

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All of the residents at the Holiday Inn on Flinders, a ‘hot’ hotel for returned travellers with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and those with symptoms of the virus, are being evacuated.

They being transferred by bus to the Pullman Albert Park hotel.

The first guest moved out of the hotel placed a garbage bag on their head as they were escorted to a bus by a quarantine worker.

Today reporter Christine Ahern says all residents at the hotel will be moved due to water damage at the hot hotel on Flinders Lane.

“There was a sprinkler system which was activated without a fire occurring on Saturday, resulting to water damage to four of the eight floors of the hotel,” she told Ross and Russel.

“As a result of that water damage will today be transported … which will be a big logistical effort given this is a hot hotel.”

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Image: 9News

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