Report into Victoria lockdown finds Covid escaped Holiday Inn due to swabbing ...

Victoria's third Covid lockdown was caused by an unmasked woman being swabbed in an open doorway of the Holiday Inn hotel NOT a father using a nebuliser in his room as first claimed Secret report found virus escaped from hotel after unmasked woman swabbed Said health worker took 'extended time' to test woman for Covid-19 in corridor Report said the virus then leaked into hallway of Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn Contradicts claims by authorities a guest who used a nebuliser started outbreak Led to snap five-day lockdown in February to control the spread of the outbreak

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:30 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 00:30 BST, 5 May 2021

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A secret report into Victoria's third Covid-19 lockdown has found the virus escaped from a quarantine hotel in February when an unmasked woman was swabbed in a open doorway.

The report delivered in March said the virus leaked out into the corridor of the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport because a health worker took 'extended time' to test the woman for coronavirus.  

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The virus then started 'pooling outside the door' of the room where a 38-year-old man who was using a nebuliser was quarantining with his infant child and partner.

Victoria Health officials had previously claimed the virus escaped from his room - sparking a five-day 'circuit-breaker' lockdown to control the spread of the outbreak. 

The virus escaped from the Holiday Inn hotel at Melbourne Airport in February when an unmasked woman was swabbed in a open doorway, a report has found. The hotel is pictured on April 8

The virus escaped from the Holiday Inn hotel at Melbourne Airport in February when an unmasked woman was swabbed in a open doorway, a report has found. The hotel is pictured on April 8

The Covid-19 Quarantine Victoria Infection Prevention and Control report found though either the man with the nebuliser or his partner caught the virus

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