Health officials beg for hotel quarantine to be upgraded but Paul Kelly insists it is fit for purpose
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Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, has said the country’s hotel quarantine system is fit for purpose and has been “very successful” – but he admits improvements could always be made.
Kelly was questioned on Tuesday night by a parliamentary committee examining the federal government’s handling of Covid-19. He was quizzed about the hotel quarantine system following the most recent leak of the virus into the community in Perth.