‘COVID-positive patients’ wearing trash bags were escorted by authorities from a quarantine hotel onto a bus in Melbourne, Australia, according to reports.
Video footage shot by 9News Melbourne shows people covered in plastic garbage liners being transferred from a Holiday Inn to waiting transport under supervision of medical professionals and police officers.
HAPPENING NOW: COVID-19 positive patients are currently being transferred out of the Holiday Inn, in the heart of Melbourne, with garbage bags over their heads. @ChristineAhern #9News pic.twitter.com/4jQRLZ6GMI— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 15, 2021
All 31 employees and ‘guests – mostly non-Australian international travelers – had been quarantined in the “hot hotel” after testing positive for COVID but were moved to another hotel due to water damage in the building.