As such, public health and policy responses are based on a limited, yet rapidly evolving knowledge and evidence base, including research findings, analysis and early experience from other countries.
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Hotel Quarantine in Victoria: third time lucky? – 8 April 2021
As international travellers return to Melbourne, will it be third time lucky for Victoria’s controversial hotel quarantine system? Mike Toole writes in The Conversation.
International flights into Melbourne are set to resume today. Arrivals will be capped at 800 people in the first week, before increasing to 1,120 from April 15.
This marks the third time a hotel quarantine system has been launched in Victoria. After a series of mishaps, is this revamped version finally up to scratch?
A bumpy road
On March 28 last year, National Cabinet mandated 14 days of supervised quarantine for international arrivals across the country.
In June, a number of Melbourne hotel quarantine staff were infected, seeding a second wave of COVID-19 in Victoria. On July 1, Melbourne stopped receiving international arrivals. Flights would not recommence until December 7.
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LINKS and RESOURCES
Burnet modelling informs Victoria’s roadmap – 28 September 2020
Reproduction number key to reducing Victoria’s COVID caseload – 7 August 2020
Victorian restrictions avert thousands of new infections – 3 August 2020
Masks reduce COVID-19 transmission – 21 July 2020
Burnet appointments to COVID-19 Taskforce – 7 April 2020