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Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry to examine genomic testing in hunt for ‘patient zero’

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/17/victorias-hotel-quarantine-inquiry-to-examine-genomic-testing-in-hunt-for-patient-zero

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  • The judicial inquiry into Victoria’s hotel quarantine program will on Monday examine evidence from the Melbourne health institute whose genomic testing could shed more light on the source and spread of the state’s second wave.

    The inquiry, called by the Victorian government after “unacceptable infection control breaches in hotel quarantine” and chaired by Jennifer Coate, confirmed on Sunday it had added an extra two days of hearings to its schedule for the week.

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