Police fear a man took his own life while in quarantine at a Brisbane hotel after his body was discovered next to a note on Monday evening.
Emergency services found the 53-year-old man unconscious in his bathroom at the Novotel Brisbane Airport around 5 p.m. Monday.
It is understood that the man from north Brisbane was found with self-inflicted injuries along with a suicide note left at the scene, just two days after entering quarantine.
“Sadly, I can tragically confirm overnight that a man in his 50s was found dead in one of our quarantine hotels,” Queensland Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Chelepy said.
“I am not in a position to go into more detail at this time, but what I will say is that the matter is under investigation by the police and will be referred to the coroner. following this inquest and we engage with the coroner at the time.
Police fear a man took his own life while in quarantine at the hotel at the Novotel Brisbane Airport (pictured) after his body was discovered next to a note on Monday evening
It is understood the man from north Brisbane was found with self-inflicted injuries along with a suicide note left at the scene, just two days after entering quarantine
“I would just like to salute the response of the police and our health staff and other hotel staff agencies that work in hotels, their response to this tragic case. ”
The tragedy comes as Queensland recorded six new cases of Covid overnight, including two in hotel quarantine and one from a traveler who has just emerged from quarantine.
A fourth case was a truck driver who was active in the community for eight days while infected before developing flu-like symptoms and getting tested.
Investigations are still underway to retrace his steps and identify the exposure sites.
Emergency service workers found the 53-year-old unconscious in his bathroom around 5 p.m. on Monday (Photo, Queensland police at a crime scene in Brisbane)
The fifth and six cases involve an aviation industry worker and his wife who triggered exposure site warnings at four locations around Brisbane.
Masks are now to be worn indoors again in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay area in response to the latest outbreak.
Queensland truck drivers will also need to receive their first dose of vaccination by October 15 and receive a double injection by November 15 to continue working in the state.
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