Melbourne’s hotel quarantine disaster mushrooms

More details have emerged over the Victorian Government’s hotel quarantine failures, with Fairfax reporting leaked details from Victorian public servants tasked with helping to oversee the program claiming they were not provided with adequate training or guidelines to fulfil their jobs:

Two Victorian government agencies withdrew their staff from overseeing hotel quarantine amid fears they were operating in an unsafe environment being run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

More than a dozen officials from other departments were working as “authorised officers” under DHHS and were stationed at hotels to oversee the two-week isolation of returned international travellers and the private security guards watching over them…

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