Sharing a cigarette lighter may have sparked a COVID-19 outbreak in Australia

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COVID-19 outbreak in Australia may be linked to hotel workers sharing cigarette lighter

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews revealed on Sunday that one of the cases from a known outbreak was traced to the staff at Melbourne's Stamford Plaza hotel, which is also acting as a quarantine hotel for returning travellers.

"Not a wilful breach of anything, but one of those things where an apparently innocent thing can lead to transmitting the virus. That is how wildly infectious this is," Andrews said."You can never be certain but there also seems to have been some likelihood that some carpooling arrangements between staff may well have meant that they were in closer contact than you would like," Andrews said.

Of the 49 new cases reported on Sunday, four are from known outbreaks, 26 were detected through routine testing and the other 19 are under investigation.


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Article misleading. Could have been from carpooling which makes more sense. A burning hot lighter...



bong pigs

Perhaps had something to do with number, proximity, & duration of people sharing, foist the thing was mailed around

Did they lick it ?

Try that headline again CTV.

Seriously? The virus dies at 72 degrees? This must be fakenews.

If they can narrow it down that much there shouldn't be anymore spread.

Next report by : Gonorrhea outbreak linked to people riding tractors in bathing suits

VictorFedeli That is not what your hospital told me

Baaahaaaaa. How Ridiculous is this

doesn't the C in CTV mean Canada ?

Oooooooh shitballs

Covid-19 has never been purified and visualize so what are your tests based on? What is the RT-PCR looking for?


Australia's mortality rate is 1%. Canadas is much higher. We must have many more lighters that were shared.

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