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COVID-19 detected in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital ward 5D despite deep cleaning

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A ward at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital will undergo further cleaning after COVID-19 was detected after a deep clean.

The hospital has been locked down twice in recent months, after two workers in the 5D ward contracted the virus from a positive returned traveller.

Deep cleaning was conducted last week by contractors engaged by the Department of Housing and Public Works.

But further cleaning will resume today after testing found “COVID-19 related virus” in the ward.

It remains closed.

A spokesperson for Metro South Health said engineering consultants are conducting reviews, but maintenance reports indicate all isolation rooms were functioning to their design specification.

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