Lancet Public Health
Aug 2021 Volume 6 Number 8 e534-e619
Genomics-informed responses in the elimination of COVID-19 in Victoria, Australia: an observational, genomic epidemiological study
Courtney R Lane, et al.
A cornerstone of Australia’s ability to control COVID-19 has been effective border control with an extensive supervised quarantine programme. However, a rapid recrudescence of COVID-19 was observed in the state of Victoria in June, 2020. We aim to describe the genomic findings that located the source of this second wave and show the role of genomic epidemiology in the successful elimination of COVID-19 for a second time in Australia.