Qld police troop in COVID-19 quarantine

Eleven Queensland police officers have been forced into COVID-19 isolation.
Eleven Queensland police officers have been forced into COVID-19 isolation.

Almost a dozen Queensland police officers have been forced into COVID-19 isolation after they came into close contact with an infected man in hotel quarantine.

The incident happened at the Rydges Hotel in South Brisbane on Sunday when police were called to check on a 41-year-old-man's welfare, police say.

The man was later tested for the virus and returned a positive result, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

All 11 officers are in either home isolation or hotel quarantine and have tested negative for the virus.

The officers were wearing personal protective equipment when they interacted with the man.

Queensland recorded no new coronavirus cases on Thursday. There are currently 14 active cases in the state.

Australian Associated Press