Move from hotel quarantine to mining camps would ‘require massive human resources’

Griffith University’s Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman says the Queensland government’s proposal to implement hotel quarantine for international travellers at remote facilities such as mining camps, “would take a lot of strategic planning and risk assessment”.

“The human resources required is massive … and equally if we move to mining camps, the human resources implications are massive there as well,” she told Sky News host Chris Smith.

Dr Zimmerman said the mining camp communities “would not be able to provide” the people needed for the quarantine efforts and another solution is needed.

“The communities from where these mining camps are would not be able to provide that level of human resources, so it would have to be the moving of people from other areas into those areas.”

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