5th Coronavirus Case Discovered in Australia

There are indications that the fifth coronavirus case might have been discovered in Australia.

This time around, the case was at a Gold Coast hotel popular with A-list celebrities. So far,  there are currently four confirmed cases in the country..

According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, paramedics clad from head-to-toe in decontamination suits rushed to Peppers Broadbeach at about 1.30 pm on Tuesday after it was reported that a guest was showing symptoms of the deadly virus.

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A Queensland Ambulance Services spokesman revealed that paramedics attended to a ‘medical incident’ on Elizabeth Street and a patient was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

An ambulance source also said the patient had recently returned to the Gold Coast from China and was displaying symptoms.

Police were reportedly on the ground to assist with crowd control and to establish a quarantine area if required. Later after some minutes, paramedics later emerged with a man who was pictured getting into the back of an ambulance.

Six people were further tested by Queensland across the state for the illness on Tuesday, and they all came back negative.

The test of the result for the latest patient is expected to be out in six hours.

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The luxurious 4.5-star hotel which costs $911 a night is a hot-spot for celebrities and is understood to have hosted pop star Taylor Swift and, then-boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston in 2016.

So far, the deadly virus has killed 106 people in China and infected more than 4,500 across 17 countries.

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