Health Department in Australia Charged With 58 COVID-19 Breaches Over Bungled Quarantine Program

The Victorian Department of Health has been formally charged over the state’s bungled hotel quarantine program, which saw an outbreak of the CCP virus in the southern Australian state in 2020. WorkSafe Victoria said in a statement on Sept. 29, it had laid 58 charges against the Department of Health (DOH), including 17 breaches of Section 21 (1) of the Operational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, after the DOH was alleged to have failed to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its employees. A further 41 charges were laid over breaches Section 23 (1) of the OHS Act, alleging the DOH failed to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to health and safety risks. “In all charges, WorkSafe alleges that DOH employees, Victorian Government Authorised Officers on secondment, or security guards were put at risk of serious illness or death through contracting COVID-19 from an infected returned traveller, …

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