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Andrews has been allowed to offer some reflection.
If I can briefly make a couple of very important points. Mistakes have been made in this program. And answers are required. Those mistakes are unacceptable to me. I want to thank you, madam chair, and the board of inquiry and all your staff for the work you are doing and will do. I want to make it very clear to each and every member of the Victorian community that I am sorry for what has occurred here. And I want to issue an unreserved apology to all Victorians and I want to say to you, madam chair, I await the final report, the conclusion of your work, so we can understand better what has occurred, and so that I, as leader of the government, can take the appropriate action to ensure that these sorts of errors never occur again.
Andrews says he would have been told about the Rydges hotel in May “about the time the outbreak became clear via testing, tracing and the normal work that I am briefed on routinely”.