Morrison sits on his hands as quarantine failures pile up

The Australian has released a stunning series of reports (here and here) on Victoria’s latest hotel quarantine failure, which seeded the state’s third hard lockdown in February and resulted in international arrivals being banned for two months.

The allegations are based on a secret Victorian Government report leaked to the paper, entitled Hotel Quarantine Outbreak Retrospective CQV Infection Prevention & Control March 2021, which reveals that the third lockdown was not caused by a man using a nebuliser, but rather the virus was released into a corridor during the lengthy swabbing of a woman in an open doorway.

Accordingly, “the virus, ‘previously contained’ in her room, was blown down the corridor by airconditioning before ‘pooling outside the door’ of the room where the man with the nebuliser was staying with his partner and infant”.

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