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Sydney, March 14 : A security guard at a Sydney quarantine hotel has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, despite having already received the first jab of a Covid-19 vaccine, ending the 55-day streak of zero locally acquired cases in New South Wales (NSW) state.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters on Sunday that the 47-year-old security guard worked in two quarantine hotels in Sydney and was tested positive late Saturday evening, reports Xinhua news agency.
The source of his infection is still under investigation, and genome sequencing and urgent contact tracing is underway.
The man’s family members have tested negative for the virus.
As Covid-19 vaccination began in NSW on Februar 22, the security guard also received the first jab of the Pfizer vaccine on March 2, and is due to have the second jab in this week, according to the health department.
“You should be aware the antibody reaction required from vaccination doesn’t get confirmed or doesn’t achieve its maximum until some time after the first and second vaccination,” Hazzard said.


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