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Victoria Health Minister Mikakos Asked to Explain Tweets at Daily COVID-19 Update

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has reiterated her focus on the “fight” against the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria after journalists asked the minister to elaborate on a series of Twitter posts from Aug. 8.

The thread that drew links between Ancient Greece and the Victorian governments virus response also included an apology by Mikakos who said she was “deeply sorry” if she had not done all in her power “to keep everyone safe.”

Since that fateful day on 25 January, when we had our first-ever case, Ive worked every day to keep everyone safe. I have put every ounce of energy Ive had into that effort. If it wasnt enough, then Im deeply sorry.

— Jenny Mikakos MP #StayHomeSaveLives (@JennyMikakos) August 8, 2020

For several weeks Mikakos has experienced increasing scrutiny for her part in the failed Victorian hotel quarantine system, with calls coming for her to stand down.

It is alleged that Victorias quarantine system is the origin of the current second wave of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus that Victoria is enduring.

Speaking at the press conference on Aug. 10 Mikakos explained that the posts on Twitter were an attempt to shift focus onto the COVID-19 response rather than her.

“Ive been concerned that the focus hasnt been, in terms of the public commentary, on the fight against the virus, and I think thats absolutely where the focus needs to be right now,” she said noting that this should be the common purpose for all Victorians.

“There are more and more Victorians losing loved ones each and every day and I know that is heartbreaking for all Victorians,” she said

“We are the front line and we can turn it around if we all focus on the task at hand,” Mikakos explained.

“Mistakes Were Made Along the Way”

While drawing comparisons between the plague of ancient Athens (430-427 BC) and Victorias virus second wave, Mikakos admitted mistakes were made in Victorias response to the global pandemic.

She also noted that due to the rarity of the pandemic governments had no manual to follow and had to respond to the evolving situation rapidly.

This she said in another post meant that errors occurred because the “work needed to be done quickly and nimbly because the virus would not wait and no doubt, mistakes were made along the way, because humans are flawed yet contagious viruses are unforgiving.”

It was work that needed to be done quickly and nimbly because the virus would not wait and no doubt, mistakes were made along the way, because humans are flawed yet contagious viruses are unforgiving.

— Jenny Mikakos MP #StayHomeSaveLives (@JennyMikakos) August 8, 2020

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