Journal article

Estimating the Failure Risk of Quarantine Systems for Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand

Leah Grout, Ameera Katar, Driss Ait Ouakrim, Jennifer Summers, Amanda Kvalsvig, Michael Baker, Tony Blakely, Nick Wilson

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objectives To identify COVID-19 outbreaks and border control failures associated with quarantine systems in Australia and New Zealand and to estimate the failure risks. Design, setting, participants Observational epidemiological study of travellers transiting quarantine in Australia and New Zealand up to 15 June 2021. Main outcome measures The incidence of COVID-19 related failures arising from quarantine, and the failure risk for those transiting quarantine, estimated both per 100,000 travellers and per 1000 SARS-CoV-2 positive cases. Results Australia and New Zealand had 32 COVID-19 related failures arising from quarantine systems up to 15 June 2021 (22 and 10, respectively). One resultant..

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