Victorian Govt 'went against health advice' on towers lockdown

The Victorian Ombudsman has called on the government to apologise to the 3000 residents.

The Victorian Government went against its own health advice when it locked down nine public housing tower blocks with virtually no warning to stop a COVID-19 outbreak, an investigation has found.

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A resident is seen in the Alfred Street public housing tower under tight lockdown in Melbourne, 11 July. Photo: AAP.

More than 3000 public housing