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Victoria’s judicial inquiry into its hotel quarantine program continued today, with evidence coming from two health department employees suggesting there was ambiguity over who was in charge of the program.
AAP reports that Pam Williams and Merrin Bamert, of the Department of Health and Human Services, shared the role of commander of Operation Soteria, the taskforce that ran the program.
We were working as a team. It was a difficult team to manage. This was an environment where the usual things that you do to develop a team weren’t possible.
Of those, seven people in three rooms were implicated in the spread. So in fact, 96.8% of the people who were positive in hotel quarantine did not go on to spread the virus.
Our Friday started with Victorian deputy premier John Barilaro’s on-again off-again threat to blow up the state’s Coalition over new laws to better protect koalas.
But was it really all about the marsupial non-bear?
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