One kind gesture has landed a Queensland man in medi-hotel hell, facing 42 days of quarantine before he can get home to his grieving wife.
Sean Ter. Rahe, who lives in Chinchilla, four hours west of Brisbane, and works in mines in Mali, western Africa, is onto his second stint of quarantine in Adelaide after the hotel he was staying at was found to be the origin of the Parafield cluster that sent SA into lockdown.
He faces a third round in Queensland when he returns, which would mean a total of 42 days.
Mr Ter. Rahe had originally been booked to fly and quarantine in Sydney before returning to western Queensland until he was asked by a Sydney resident booked into Adelaide to change seats.
“It didn’t matter to me because I had to fly to Brisbane anyway,” he told NCA NewsWire.
Camera IconSean Ter. Rahe has previously had to hotel quarantine as he works as a drill trainer in Mali but lives in Chinchilla, Queensland. Credit: Supplied
It’s not the first time Mr Ter. Rahe has hotel quarantined, being an international FIFO worker, but on the day he was due to leave he was dealt a blow.
“It wasn’t until I rang downstairs on November 17 – the day I was due to get out – to get my Queensland border declaration pass printed that the receptionist asked me if I’d seen the note slipped under my door,” he said.