Blame shifting over Victoria’s latest COVID outbreak reaches fever pitch

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As Victoria lives through day three of a full lockdown that it’s been promised will last a week, blame shifting over who is responsible for the latest COVID outbreak and who should pick up the bill has reached fever pitch.

The reality is complicated. The first known case picked up the virus in hotel quarantine in South Australia. But there are serious questions over the vaccine rollout, the management of aged-care facilities and the Victorian contact tracing capability.

Today on Please Explain, The Age’s state political editor, Annika Smethurst, joins Tory Maguire to discuss the latest on Victoria’s snap seven-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown.

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