Covid outbreak linked to male stripper who tested positive after hen do show

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A coronavirus outbreak in Australia has been linked to a male stripper as he tested positive after attending a hen party.

The entertainer had performed at the bash in Byron Bay, New South Wales, before recording a positive Covid-19 test.

Two clusters have been identified in Brisbane, Queensland. A doctor from the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the city is believed to have sparked the first cluster.

Now it appears a nurse from the same hospital is understood to have travelled to Byron Bay, New South Wales, with her sister to attend a hen party.

Authorities say a "male entertainer" at the party has since tested positive for Covid-19. Five cases have been linked to the second cluster.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said: "One of the positive cases in that second cluster attended the hen's party as an entertainer.

"And he came back and he lives in the Gold Coast and he works as a tradie (tradesman) and he did go to an aged care facility in the Gold Coast.

"The team down at the Gold Coast are organising to go to the facility today and vaccinate the staff of that facility."

All residents of the facility have already been vaccinated against Covid.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state is dealing with two separate clusters.

Both have the highly transmissible UK strain of the virus, but experts insist that they are "very, very different" from one another.

Authorities are hoping the next few days will determine how bad this new outbreak will be.

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