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Victoria hotel quarantine failures ‘responsible’ for Covid second wave and 768 deaths, inquiry told – The Guardian

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The failures in Victorias hastily assembled hotel quarantine are responsible for the states 768 deaths and 18,418 cases since the end of May, the inquiry heard on Monday.
After 25 hearings and 63 witnesses over the course of the past two months, the inquiry heard closing submissions from the counsel assisting the inquiry, with the states second wave squarely blamed on the hotel quarantine program.
One only needs to pause and to reflect on those figures to appreciate the full scope of devastati…

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