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General pulls rank on Premier’s quarantine claims – The Age

The Australian Defence Force COVID-19 taskforce commander has told a Senate inquiry the same support offered to NSW and Queensland to establish and maintain their hotel quarantine regimes was available to Victoria.

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Breakouts from two quarantine hotels in Melbourne were identified in scientific evidence presented to the Coate inquiry on Tuesday as the source of nearly all cases in Victorias COVID-19 second wave, now responsible for more than 300 deaths.
Dr Charles Alpren, an epidemiologist with Victorias Department of Health and Human Services, told the hotel quarantine inquiry that 90 per cent of infections since late May could be traced to the Rydges on Swanston hotel.
Subsequent outbreaks at the Stamfo…

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