Weather presenter’s family caught up in ‘atrocious’ pause on hotel quarantine
Nine News weather presenter Luke Bradnam’s teenaged daughter is stuck in regional Victoria where she attends boarding school after the government’s snap announcement to pause hotel quarantine.
She’s one of hundreds in limbo after the announcement yesterday, with the government saying the system is overwhelmed.
The 15-year-old was due to come home tomorrow, and enter into hotel quarantine for two weeks.
“Yesterday with that two hours notice, from the Premier, she put an end to those plans, and we now find ourselves as a family in a situation where we’ve got a 15-year-old daughter left interstate with no family and really no way of getting home for at least 2 weeks.”
He said there was “confusion and anger”.
He welcomed the news of the Wellcamp quarantine hub, but said it didn’t help those stuck interstate now.
“For Queenslanders stuck interstate at the moment, that’s not going to help at all, they are finding themselves abandoned by their own government.”
He said it was “atrocious” they were given two hours notice and left abandoned.
“This is not the Queensland way, is to just turn your back on your fellow Queenslanders. I am stunned by the decision.”
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