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Victorian quarantine manager stood down over allegations of Covid infection control breach

Matiu Bush reported to have refused a coronavirus test after being onsite at a quarantine hotel, while separate report places doubt on nebuliser blame for third lockdown

The general manager responsible for infection prevention and control within Victoria’s hotel quarantine system has been stood down while a review occurs into allegations they breached infection control protocols, including by refusing Covid-19 testing.

The government services minister, Danny Pearson, said on Wednesday that he was concerned by reports in the Australian newspaper that the general manager, Matiu Bush, had refused a required daily Covid-19 test after being onsite at a quarantine hotel, allegedly stating; “I’m the head of IPC [Infection Prevention and Control] and I override that protocol.”

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