Another Victorian COVID-19 failure emerges

Days after the Australian Medical Association (AMA) slammed the Victorian Health Department over its COVID-19 response, another shocking failure was revealed at a parliamentary inquiry into the state’s contact-tracing regime:

A worker infected with coronavirus from Melbourne’s Cedar Meats was twice turned away from COVID-19 testing at least 10 days before the first case was detected at the abattoir and a major outbreak took hold…

Cedar Meats was a focal point during the pandemic’s early months after staff and their families were infected with coronavirus and it became the largest coronavirus outbreak of the state’s first wave. More than 110 people connected with the abattoir were infected.

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