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The Victorian government has refused to answer questions about hospital surge capacity or the number of healthcare workers and medical institutions coping with outbreaks of Covid-19, despite a concerning number of infections in critical health staff.

On Thursday, the state’s health minister, Jenny Mikakos, told reporters:

We have created more ICU capacity, more beds in our hospital system, and we have undertaken extensive training of our staff.

Related: Victoria refuses to say how many health workers have Covid-19 as hospital staff warn of looming crisis

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