The NSW government has ruled out moving coronavirus quarantine hotels to regional areas, the state’s health minister says.
The comments from Brad Hazzard came after the Queensland Premier revealed her government was considering turning rural mining camps into quarantine facilities.
Annastacia Palaszczuk said such a plan would be a “rational option” given a new, more contagious strain of coronavirus had entered Australia and spread in the Brisbane community.
But NSW authorities would not follow suit, Mr Hazzard said.
“This has been looked at very closely by the NSW public health team over the full duration of this particular pandemic,” he said.
“There’s strong views held in our public health team it makes sense to continue to…