Agriculture officers didn’t conduct COVID-19 health checks as required on Ruby Princess | ABC News

A Commonwealth agency has conceded its officers failed to conduct routine health checks on passengers of the Ruby Princess before letting them disembark the ship in March.

The admission came in a Parliamentary inquiry trying to untangle the chain of events that sparked Australia’s first major COVID-19 outbreak resulting in at least 28 deaths.

Police editor Andrew Probyn reports.

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