Hunt: Hotel quarantine led to one of lowest COVID death rates in the world

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has one of the lowest rates of COVID-related deaths courtesy of the Commonwealth’s three-tier quarantine system. 

“Firstly, the hotel quarantine was established and what that has led to is one of the four rings of containment to protect Australia in terms of borders, testing, tracing and distancing,” he said.

“That, in turn, has led to one of the lowest rates of COVID and one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world: that is the first line of protection. 

“The second thing is, we did set up a national resilience centre, specifically focused and run by the Commonwealth at Howard Springs.

"The third element that has been set up is the establishment of purpose built, as opposed to Howard Springs … it is a functioning, highly effective system, which is now being taken over by the Northern Territory at their request as they saw it as their responsibility. 

“Those three layers have been established and that is why - that is why perhaps above all the other elements that we have taken, amongst those rings of containment, that we have had one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world, one of the three lowest rates, amongst the 38 OECD countries.”

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has one of the lowest rates of COVID-related deaths courtesy of the Commonwealth’s three-tier quarantine system.

“Firstly, the hotel quarantine was established and what that has led to is one of the four rings of containment to protect Australia in terms of borders, testing, tracing and distancing,” he said.

“That, in turn, has led to one of the lowest rates of COVID and one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world: that is the first line of protection.

“The second thing is, we did set up a national resilience centre, specifically focused and run by the Commonwealth at Howard Springs.

“The third element that has been set up is the establishment of purpose built, as opposed to Howard Springs … it is a functioning, highly effective system, which is now being taken over by the Northern Territory at their request as they saw it as their responsibility.

“Those three layers have been established and that is why – that is why perhaps above all the other elements that we have taken, amongst those rings of containment, that we have had one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world, one of the three lowest rates, amongst the 38 OECD countries.”Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has one of the lowest rates of COVID-related deaths courtesy of the Commonwealth’s three-tier quarantine system.

“Firstly, the hotel quarantine was established and what that has led to is one of the four rings of containment to protect Australia in terms of borders, testing, tracing and distancing,” he said.

“That, in turn, has led to one of the lowest rates of COVID and one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world: that is the first line of protection.

“The second thing is, we did set up a national resilience centre, specifically focused and run by the Commonwealth at Howard Springs.

“The third element that has been set up is the establishment of purpose built, as opposed to Howard Springs … it is a functioning, highly effective system, which is now being taken over by the Northern Territory at their request as they saw it as their responsibility.

“Those three layers have been established and that is why – that is why perhaps above all the other elements that we have taken, amongst those rings of containment, that we have had one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world, one of the three lowest rates, amongst the 38 OECD countries.”

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