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Peter Walsh MP:
Dans poor contact tracing keeping the state in lockdown

Governments lack of preparation on standard contract tracing lead Victoria into another harsh lockdown.

By Portal Admin - 17th February 2021 - Back to News

Regional Victorian families and businesses are back in lockdown because Daniel Andrews isnt prepared to do the hard work to get gold standard contact tracing in place. While all Victorians are forced to again live under harsh restrictions, New South Wales has successfully put processes in place that ensure the state can continue to function even despite localised outbreaks.

No improvement on contact tracing

Its months since the ring of steel lifted, so theres no excuse for failing to do the work to improve contact tracing that will keep our businesses open, while also protecting public health. Victorians have always been prepared to do whats needed to get this virus under control, but to be back in lockdown as a result of more failures in Labors hotel quarantine and contact tracing is a bitter pill to swallow.

Failed hotel quarantine consequences

Daniel Andrews eleventh-hour lockdown left country hospitality, retail and tourism businesses forced to again tell staff to stay at home and throw out thousands of dollars worth of stock theyd purchased ahead of the busy Valentines Day weekend. Despite no cases in regional Victoria, country kids are again forced out of the classroom and families separated all because Daniel Andrews let the virus out of hotel quarantine in Melbourne. Daniel Andrews promised this wouldn't happen again. Daniel Andrews promised the Government had learned from its mistakes.

But we now know Daniel Andrews still cant get the basics right. Regional Victorians must not be forced to again pay the price for Daniel Andrews failures in contact tracing and hotel quarantine in Melbourne.


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