Andrews should hand contact tracing ‘over to the ADF’

Sky News host Peta Credlin says the time has come for Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to hand over the job of contact tracing to the Australian Defence Force or risk the virus doing to the rest of the country what it did to Victoria.

Given Victoria’s mounting daily infections – many of which are not linked to known outbreaks – contact tracing has become an increasingly difficult task.

Victoria has recorded 403 new COVID-19 cases, along with five new deaths in the past 24 hours taking the state’s total active cases to more than 3,800.

Ms Credlin pointed to the droves of people who claim tracers have taken up to six days to make contact with those identified as being in close proximity with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Contact tracing is key to getting Melbourne out of lockdown, and getting Victoria back on track is key to stopping this outbreak dragging every other state backwards,” she said.

“And if you think – based on the recent numbers – that Victoria is only shut down for 6 weeks in total – so another 4 weeks to go – then you’re kidding yourself.

“I honestly think now it’s time the Premier gives the job of tracing to the Defence Force or risk this virus doing to the rest of the country what it’s done to Victoria.”

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From: Sky News Australia

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