A DIPLOMAT will stay in hotel quarantine in Canberra for longer than the mandatory two week quarantine period after returning a covid test result that’s consistent with an historic infection.
The diplomat, a man in his sixties, received the result after undergoing a mandatory end-of-quarantine test.
The test result reflects prolonged shedding of virus fragments, which is known to happen intermittently for up to several months after a person is no longer infectious, according to an ACT Health spokeswoman.
“We are confident that the individual is not infectious and poses no risk to the community. As a precaution,…