Two close contacts of the COVID-positive man who escaped from hotel quarantine in Hobart this week have been identified, and are now in quarantine.
The two contacts are students at a Hobart primary school who were attending the school on Wednesday, but were sent home.
They were tested for coronavirus on Wednesday and results have come back negative.
East Derwent Primary School principal David Webster posted on Facebook this morning.
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"Public Health arranged urgent rapid testing of the students yesterday afternoon and I can confirm the that the test results have come back negative," the statement read.
"Public Health have assessed the situation and have determined it is currently low risk, all contacts of the identified case will continue to remain in hotel quarantine."
Mr Webster encouraged the school community that anyone with even the mildest symptoms should get tested immediately.
"We should continue to remain vigilant with our COVID-safe behaviours. I will continue to keep you informed if there are any changes to the situation."
The 31-year-old COVID-19 positive man entered Hobart on Monday and was taken to hotel quarantine in the Hobart CBD.
He later escaped from the hotel on Tuesday, and was later found that same afternoon at a house in Hobart's northern suburbs.
The man has been fined up to $3000 for breaching hotel quarantine laws.
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