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Hotel quarantine security guard is stood down after storming into a room to look for a TV remote while travellers were isolating Guard entered a guest's room at the Mercure Hotel in Perth on Saturday night Guests, guards and hotel staff cannot interact under quarantine restrictions He is in isolation and an investigation from Department of Health in underway Breach comes after Melbourne's hotel quarantine was linked to new infections 

By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:21 BST, 10 August 2020 | Updated: 01:21 BST, 10 August 2020

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A security guard has been stood down after breaching coronavirus hotel quarantine sanctions after barging into a guest's room.

The guard stormed into the room at the Mercure Hotel in Perth on Saturday night looking for a television remote control.

The Mercure Hotel is hosting returned travellers in quarantine during the coronavirus period and the guard thought the room was empty.

Security guards, guests and hotel staff are not allowed to interact under hotel quarantine prevention measures.

The Department of Health is conducting an inquiry into the breach, with the guard stood down and in isolation.

A security guard entered a guest's room at the Mercure Hotel in Perth (pictured) on Saturday night looking for a TV remote

A security guard entered a guest's room at the Mercure Hotel in Perth (pictured) on Saturday night looking for a TV remote

A Department of Health spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the risk of transmission between the guest and the security was low, but recommended the guard be tested for COVID-19. 

'A full investigation into the circumstances is currently underway. The security guard has been stood down to allow for the investigation to take place,' the spokesperson said.

'This is standard protocol for any breach of hotel quarantine compliance in Western Australia.

'Inquiries to date indicate that the security

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