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Public servants were pulled from overseeing hotel quarantine over safety fears – The Age

Officials say they were ‘building the plane as it flies’ as the health department’s hotel quarantine scheme was marred by danger and confusion.

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Some local government officers seconded to work in hotel quarantine also decided on an individual basis to withdraw their services.
A senior DELWP official who had several staff working as authorised officers in hotel quarantine is understood to have sent several emails to DHHS expressing concerns before withdrawing the seconded staff.
Victoria’s botched hotel quarantine is believed to be the cause of its current COVID-19 outbreak. Credit:Getty Images
One official who was drafted into DHHS to…

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