The Victorian government is expecting a final report into its handling of the state’s hotel quarantine program to be tabled at 10am.
The state reopened to international travellers on December 7, with mandatory hotel quarantine, and is now ordering anyone from Sydney to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days.
Mr Foley told ABC News Breakfast the state’s hotel quarantine system was now “perhaps the most rigorous in the country” with a dedicated agency, Quarantine Hotel Victoria, responsible to one minister.
“No contract security guards, a record number of police engaged directly in the security – those interim recommendations from the inquiry have been at the heart of our response,” he said.
“We’ll wait to see what the rest of the report says today and we’ll give it the appropriate and really important consideration that it deserves.
“Victorians need to know that they are safe, whether it be from the hotel quarantine risk or, from the risks in greater Sydney and the Central Coast and that’s our focus,” Mr Foley said.
“We know that Victorians went through a huge trauma with that second wave and we’ll have that report released very shortly. We’ll give it the consideration that it rightly deserves and we’ll respond to that in the very near future.”