Repatriated Aussies Enjoy Hotel Concert After Finishing Quarantine

May 4, 2020 Updated: May 4, 2020

About 400 Australians have completed their 14-day isolation in an Adelaide hotel after being repatriated from India in April.

During quarantine, guests were regularly tested for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, but did not return any positive results.

On Sunday, the last night of their quarantine, the Pullman Hotel organised a concert—live-streamed on Facebook—for guests to enjoy from their balconies.

“It has been an absolute contractual obligation to be here tonight,” said Hans, one of the performers, eliciting laughs from the background dancers, after the show.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall was there and thanked those who were in isolation and the people who made their stay as comfortable as possible.

“We know that this is an extraordinarily difficult time. It’s a crazy time for the entire world and I would personally like to acknowledge how tough that we know it’s been for you to isolated for these two weeks,” said Marshall, looking up to the guests on their balconies.

On Monday morning, guests at the Pullman Hotel waved from their balconies and windows, some holding “Thank You” signs, as they waited for buses to transport them back to the airport.

There are still 325 more Australians in quarantine after a second mercy flight from India brought them to Adelaide almost two weeks ago.

Most of them are residing at the Playford Hotel while 20 remain at the Pullman.

No new CCP virus cases were reported on May 3 in South Australia, with 11 cases still active out of 438 in total.

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