Tassie outbreak of COVID attributed to ‘dinner party’

Tassie outbreak of COVID attributed to ‘dinner party’, by Richard Ferguson.

An outbreak in Burnie has forced the closure of two hospitals, left up to 5000 Tasmanians quarantined in their homes and put the state’s health system under intense pressure.

In video footage broadcast in New Zealand, Dr Murphy is seen telling a New Zealand health committee that the 49 cases were mostly linked to workers who failed to self-isolate and gathered together.

“…most of them went to an illegal dinner party of medical workers.”

The dinner party link has been circulating on social media and Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein denied the allegations at a press conference this week.