CMO apologises over medics 'illegal party' claim

Professor Brendan Murphy suggested earlier this month that the Tasmanian party had caused a spike in COVID-19 cases

Australia's Chief Medical Officer has apologised to health workers in Tasmania for speculating they attended an illegal dinner party and contributed to a coronavirus outbreak.

Professor Brendan Murphy.

Professor Brendan Murphy made the claim about staff in the state's northwest while giving evidence to a New Zealand parliamentary committee earlier in April.