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'Real risk at the frontline': how Australia's health workers are getting Covid-19

There were 381 active infections in Victorian healthcare workers announced on Sunday – an extra 81 since Friday. And that figure doesn’t include the hundreds of healthcare workers now furloughed while awaiting test results after being in close contact with a known case.

The infections have been fuelled by inconsistent training in use of personal protective equipment, amid a lack of transparency surrounding how the virus is being acquired and spread throughout workplaces such as hospitals and aged care homes, doctors say.

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A Victoria hospital

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