Another Victorian quarantine loophole

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    An exchange between a reporter and Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has exposed a loophole that means Victorians who test positive to COVID-19 are not required to remain in their homes for 14 days.

    The CHO was addressing the media on Tuesday about the 384 new cases overnight and the six new confirmed deaths — four of which were linked to aged care.

    A reporter asked him to confirm the situation for those in quarantine who have tested positive to the virus.

    “Those in quarantine because they have tested positive, are they allowed to leave for exercise?” she asked.

    “They are, otherwise it is detention and we do not have detention for cases in Victoria. They are entitled to exercise within their home and their garden, ideally,” Professor Sutton responded.

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