Western Australia Covid lockdown: AMA condemns hotel quarantine failures

Western Australia Covid lockdown: AMA condemns hotel quarantine failures

The Guardian

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Australian Medical Association president Dr Omar Khorshid says state governments are not doing enough to protect those in quarantine from coronavirus

Continued leaks from hotel quarantine are “a frustration to all Australians” and state governments are not doing enough to prevent it, the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Omar Khorshid, has said.

Western Australia’s Perth and Peel region on Saturday began a snap three-day lockdown after the latest hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission. The virus spread in the corridors of the Mercure quarantine hotel in Perth, infecting a man who was staying adjacent to a couple with the virus who had returned from India.

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