Victorian medical adviser underestimated role of objects in Covid quarantine hotel spread

Inquiry also hears the official didn’t know ‘precise manner’ in which squads managed outbreaks at two hotels, despite being team leader

A senior Victorian health official has admitted he underestimated the role that contaminated objects played in the state’s Covid-19 outbreaks in hotel quarantine.

Dr Simon Crouch, a senior medical advisor to the health department, told the state’s inquiry into hotel quarantine that fomite transmission – when diseases are passed on via objects – played a “larger role” than initially thought.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Victorian medical adviser underestimated role of objects in Covid quarantine hotel spread ———

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