Is this proof Victoria's health minister KNEW about private security guards in hotel quarantine?

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At an inquiry in the bungled quarantine program on Thursday, Ms Mikakos said she did not know private guards were enforcing the scheme until late May when the Rydges hotel suffered an outbreak.
Victoria's health minister Jenny Mikakos heard that security guards would man hotel quarantine two months before she recalled finding out, a video appears to show.

At an inquiry into the bungled quarantine program on Thursday, Ms Mikakos said 'to the best of her recollection' she did not know private guards were enforcing the scheme until late May when the Rydges hotel suffered a coronavirus outbreak.

But a video of a press conference on 29 March - two days after the quarantine scheme was announced - shows Ms Mikakos standing alongside jobs minister Martin Pakula as he said: 'Passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place.'

The Victorian government has faced criticism for not accepting ADF troops and instead using private security guards (pictured) to man hotel quarantine

In her statement to the inquiry, Ms Mikakos wrote: 'I believe I first became aware of the use of private security guards... after the Rydges outbreak occurred in late May 2020.'

Speaking at the inquiry on Thursday she added: 'That's to the best of my recollection……
By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia
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