Health officials beg Australian government to upgrade hotel quarantine amid Covid leaks

Health officials beg Australian government to upgrade hotel quarantine amid Covid leaks

The Guardian

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Experts call on federal advisory group to reflect importance of airborne spread, as WA asks commonwealth to repurpose immigration detention facilities and airbases

Public health experts have pleaded with the nation’s political leaders to find an urgent fix to the problems with hotel quarantine, while the Western Australian government calls on the commonwealth to repurpose immigration detention facilities and airbases.

The outbreak in Western Australia has again prompted frustration over the continued problems with transmission in hotel quarantine and the reluctance of the main federal advisory group, the Infection Control Expert Group, to better acknowledge the significance of airborne transmission in spreading Covid-19.

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