Sky News has obtained exclusive vision of a security breach inside the quarantine hotel at the centre of Melbourne’s Delta outbreak.
Security camera footage from the Novotel/Ibis hotel in Melbourne’s CBD from April 27 shows a man making his way into the carpark before prising a number plate off the back of a vehicle.
Sky News understands the vehicle belongs to the Australian Defence Force and the incident was reported to police.
The man managed to gain access to the carpark by making his way into the foyer at 408 Lonsdale which is an apartment block at the back of the quarantine hotels.
Head of the owners’ corporation at 408 Lonsdale Sarah Paparo has told Sky News this is one incident among many others demonstrating the hotel quarantine facility was not as safe as claimed.
Ms Paparo also said a staircase used by hotel quarantine workers to get to staff areas is owned by 408 Lonsdale and is also used by those who live in the apartments.
The Novotel/Ibis hotel quarantine has been in the spotlight recently after health officials discovered a genomic link between a returned traveller and a Melbourne family who became infected with the Delta strain.
COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria has been asked for a response.