Hotel quarantine 99% effective in spite COVID-19 outbreak – Aussie PM

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Australian Scott Morrison has defended the country’s hotel quarantine system after a outbreak in Melbourne.

Morrison told Parliament on Wednesday hotel quarantine for international arrivals to Australia has been 99.99 per cent effective in preventing the pandemic.

The number of cases linked to a outbreak in Melbourne’s north grew to 15 on Wednesday.

The opposition Labour Party had criticised the ’s failure to establish a purpose-built quarantine facility.

“The Commonwealth and the states had worked together to put in place a system of quarantine, administering state health orders, has had a 99.99 per cent effectiveness rate,’’ Morrison told Parliament in .

As re-emerged in the community in Melbourne, there had been about 3.8 million vaccine doses administered in Australia.

“At current pace of roughly 516,000 doses a week, we can expect to reach the 40 million doses needed to fully vaccinate Australia’s adult population in Sept. 2022,’’ said the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s report.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there had been 30,048 confirmed cases of in Australia, and the numbers of local and overseas acquired cases in the last 24 hours were nine and four respectively, one , according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.