According to the report, on the morning of November 28, local time, a fire broke out in an isolation hotel in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The fire led to the emergency evacuation of 163 people who were being quarantined in the hotel, and no one was injured so far.
Chris Hodgman, the head of police, said that the fire caused “significant damage” and many floors of the hotel may not be available at present.
Local police said that the fire began in a room where a mother and two children were quarantined. At present, the 31-year-old mother is charged with arson and vandalism.
Hodgman said that the woman and her two children came here from another state in Australia and stayed in the isolation room for a few days. At present, the two children are being taken care of by the police.
It is reported that the local epidemic prevention policy stipulates that anyone who arrives in Queensland from other states or overseas must be quarantined for 14 days. People who own houses that meet government ventilation standards can be quarantined at home, but those who do not meet the standards must be quarantined in designated hotels at their own expense.
The report pointed out that the incident occurred at a time when protests against coronavirus epidemic prevention measures were increasing across Australia.