'I'm one of the lucky ones': An Aussie GP tells his COVID-19 tale

Dr Peter Stiebel's Aspen ski holiday in early March ended in 14 days of quarantine in Melbourne

When Dr Peter Stiebel left for a ski holiday in the US in early March, he thought the snowfields would keep him safe from the dreaded virus that was ravaging China, Italy and Iran. It wasn’t until the plane trip home that he realised he was wrong.

I was on a flight back from the US after a week-long holiday at a ski resort in Aspen when I started getting very mild upper respiratory symptoms.

Ordinarily, I would have just ignored it. I didn’t feel sick. But I met the testing criteria,