Health staff want automatic WorkCover rights, as new mask concerns emerge

It had been earlier claimed that only a small percentage, up to 15 per cent, of Victoria’s infected healthcare workers had acquired the disease at work. This claim was rubbished by infectious diseases expert Raina MacIntyre.

Professor MacIntyre said if that was the case, the healthcare workers had "more than double the risk" of contracting the disease in the community compared to other Victorians. READ MORE