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Australia Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos defends coronavirus response on Twitter

04:25  09 august  2020
04:25  09 august  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has defended her handling of the coronavirus crisis, saying she has put "every ounce of energy" she has into responding to the pandemic since the state's first case was recorded in January.

In an emotional thread posted on Twitter overnight, Ms Mikakos said she always tried to be "upfront and measured" about the challenges facing the state.

But she also said preparing for the pandemic had to be done quickly by many, and acknowledged mistakes were made "because humans are flawed yet contagious viruses are unforgiving".

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"Since that fateful day on 25 January, when we had our first ever case, I've worked every day to keep everyone safe," she said.

"I have put every ounce of energy I've had into that effort. If it wasn't enough, then I'm deeply sorry."

The Health Minister also hit out at the "incorrect assumption made that somehow I can single-handedly report on the actions of countless individuals and many agencies involved in our pandemic response" — a likely reference to repeated questioning about the State Government's handling of the mandatory hotel quarantine program.

Mikakos says 'there is nothing to fear in seeking the truth'

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But questioning over the program has intensified in recent days, after Ms Coate said there was no reason why someone could not comment publicly on matters the inquiry was looking at.

Victoria's Opposition called for Ms Mikakos to resign last week after the Minister refused to answer questions about hotel quarantine in State Parliament.

And yesterday the Federal Government's most senior Victorian MP, Josh Frydenberg, said Victorians deserved information about what went wrong in the program.

"There needs to be accountability, there needs to be an explanation," he said.

"Victorians deserve that, Victorians want that, Victorians need that at this difficult time. They're being asked to make major sacrifices right now."

Victoria's operation of its mandatory hotel quarantine program has been under intense scrutiny since authorities revealed infection control breaches contributed to a number of new cases in May and June.

But on Twitter last night, the Health Minister urged people to allow Ms Coate to conduct the inquiry and "let the cards fall where they may".

"I believe there is nothing to fear in seeking the truth. The truth will set you free," she said.

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