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Australia Andrews will 'regret an awful lot from Victoria's hotel quarantine fiasco'

04:07  01 july  2020
04:07  01 july  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Victoria records another 17 cases of coronavirus

  Victoria records another 17 cases of coronavirus Premier Daniel Andrews says will there be some 'significant community transmission' among the 17 new cases the state has recorded."There is one from hotel quarantine. Two that are associated with known outbreaks. Three that are the subject of routine testing, and 11 that are still under investigation," Mr Andrews said.

Victoria ’ s chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, is asked how many of the recent cases can be traced back to quarantine hotel staff. They don’t represent all of the cases that we have had over that period but they are the ones that are linking back to hotel quarantine .

Victoria ’ s chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, is asked how many of the recent cases can be traced back to quarantine hotel staff. They don’t represent all of the cases that we have had over that period but they are the ones that are linking back to hotel quarantine .

Liberal Senator Jane Hume says she expects Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will “regret an awful lot of decisions around this hotel quarantine situation”.

The state’s hotel quarantine has been blamed for the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in the state after it was revealed more than 50 cases could be linked back to the system.

After Premier Andrews previously rejected military assistance, Senator Hume said “I’m very pleased that he has now finally accepted, asked for the assistance of the federal government”.

“Obviously those offers have been on the table for some time and have been inexplicably ignored,” she said.

Senator Hume described Victoria’s hotel quarantine failures as “our Ruby Princess moment”, in reference to the fiasco which saw hundreds of cruise ship passengers allowed into NSW without being tested for the virus.

The Victorian-based Senator called for an inquiry into the hotel quarantine system, saying authorities needed to “get to the bottom of it” in order to prevent it from happening again.

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Victorian hotel quarantine saga 'entirely predictable and avoidable' .
Regardless of "how he hides behind the inquiry," the Victorian hotel quarantine saga will be one of the "biggest scandals" of Daniel Andrews' leadership according to Sky News host Peta Credlin. An inquiry has been launched into Melbourne’s failed hotel quarantine system after it was revealed more than 50 new cases of the coronavirus in Victoria have been linked back to breaches. Calamity Security CEO Daniel Lewkovitz spoke with Ms Credlin about the issue, saying the outcomes were "entirely predictable and it was entirely avoidable".

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