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Calls on Daniel Andrews to FAKE HIS Secretary of Health Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has been urged to fire his ‘clueless’ health minister over her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jenny Mikakos has so far escaped relatively unscathed from the growing public backlash against Andrews’ government.

But Wednesday night, Diana Asmar, the Health Workers Union boss, insisted that Andrews has no choice but to demand her resignation due to the state crisis and her “breathtaking incompetence.”

Victoria was hit by an unprecedented second wave of COVID-19, with daily infections rising more than 700 at its peak.

Jenny Mikakos has so far escaped relatively unscathed from the growing public backlash against Mr Andrews

Jenny Mikakos has so far escaped relatively unscathed from the growing public backlash against Mr Andrews

Police are seen in large numbers in the CBD during the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne on September 21

Police are seen in large numbers in the CBD during the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne on September 21

Police are seen in large numbers in the CBD during the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne on September 21

Health Workers Union boss Diana Asmar (pictured) insisted Andrews has no choice but to demand her resignation due to the state crisis

Health Workers Union boss Diana Asmar (pictured) insisted Andrews has no choice but to demand her resignation due to the state crisis

Health Workers Union boss Diana Asmar (pictured) insisted Andrews has no choice but to demand her resignation due to the state crisis

An investigation is now underway into the shortcomings of the mandatory hotel quarantine system and whether the government could have done anything else to prevent the outbreak.

‘For the good of your government, for the good of health workers I represent, and for the good of all Victorians, Ms. Mikakos must go,’ Ms Asmar wrote in a letter to Mr Andrews on Wednesday, Herald Sun reported.

Ms Asmar said that during the pandemic, she “did not once show a basic understanding of her portfolio.”

According to the letter, Ms. Mikakos was warned that there would be more deaths in retirement homes given the lack of supplies, and added that the 16,000-strong union would not support Labor in the next election.

The 14 day average for new cases for Melbourne also fell below 30 to 29.4 while it dropped to 1.1 for regional areas

The 14-day average for new cases for Melbourne also fell below 30 to 29.4 while it dropped to 1.1 for regional areas

The 14-day average for new cases for Melbourne also fell below 30 to 29.4 while it dropped to 1.1 for regional areas

According to the letter, Ms. Mikakos was warned that there would be more deaths in retirement homes given the lack of supplies, and added that the 16,000-strong union would not support Labor in the next election.

According to the letter, Ms. Mikakos was warned that there would be more deaths in retirement homes given the lack of supplies, and added that the 16,000-strong union would not support Labor in the next election.

According to the letter, Ms. Mikakos was warned that there would be more deaths in retirement homes given the lack of supplies, and added that the 16,000-strong union would not support Labor in the next election.

“This is entirely about the remit of Ms. Mikakos as your health minister, which is at the heart of your government’s response to this current pandemic,” she said.

Mrs. Asmar warned that “all Victorians” are now paying the price for Mrs. Mikakos’s “utterly dysfunctional … incompetence.”

Mr. Andrews has not yet addressed the letter publicly.

He let it slip that Victoria’s restrictions could be relaxed even faster than he outlined in the state’s roadmap to recovery.

As the crucial 14-day average for new cases for Melbourne fell below 30, the prime minister was asked if the government could move beyond what was planned on Sunday, when a relaxation of restrictions will be announced.

Even in anti-lockdown protests, such as this one in Melbourne on September 19, people still wore masks while refusing to cooperate with the lockdown orders

Even in anti-lockdown protests, such as this one in Melbourne on September 19, people still wore masks while refusing to cooperate with the lockdown orders

Even in anti-lockdown protests, such as this one in Melbourne on September 19, people still wore masks while refusing to cooperate with the lockdown orders

Pictured: People with masks in front of Flinders St Station in Melbourne during the lockdown

Pictured: People with masks in front of Flinders St Station in Melbourne during the lockdown

Pictured: People with masks in front of Flinders St Station in Melbourne during the lockdown

Cleaners are seen at Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility following a COVID-19 outbreak in July

Cleaners are seen at Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility following a COVID-19 outbreak in July

Cleaners are seen at Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility following a COVID-19 outbreak in July

‘Yes that’s me. But I’m not in a position to give you the full list of what we’re looking at, ”Mr. Andrews replied at Wednesday’s press conference.

Victoria reported a further five deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the state toll to 771 and the national figure to 859, while the number of new cases fell to 15.

The 14-day average for new cases for Melbourne also fell below 30 to 29.4, while it dropped to 1.1 for regional areas.

There was also good news on cases with an unknown source for 14 days, and that figure dropped to 41 in Melbourne.

There are none in regional Victoria.

Authorities want the new case in Melbourne to average between 30 and 50 before considering relaxing restrictions next Monday, with an announcement expected on Sunday.

People in Melbourne have to wear face masks when leaving their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic

People in Melbourne have to wear face masks when leaving their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic

People in Melbourne have to wear face masks when leaving their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic

Daniel Andrews said Victoria's restrictions could be relaxed even faster than originally planned in his roadmap to recovery

Daniel Andrews said Victoria's restrictions could be relaxed even faster than originally planned in his roadmap to recovery

Daniel Andrews said Victoria’s restrictions could be relaxed even faster than originally planned in his roadmap to recovery

Some measures in Melbourne were relaxed on September 14.

According to the September 28 changes to the government roadmap announced earlier this month, public gatherings would be allowed for five people from two households.

Schools, daycare and some workplaces would open, as well as outdoor pools, while personal trainers could work with two clients.

Outside religious services can be held for up to five people, plus a leader.

Mr Andrews also clarified the rules surrounding Melbourne residents working in regional areas, given the difference in coronavirus restrictions.

They must have a valid worker’s permit and they must comply with Melbourne’s more stringent measures.

For example, an employee in Melbourne cannot go to a regional restaurant for a meal.

Health workers are seen Friday, September 18 at a pop-up coronavirus testing facility in Clyde, Melbourne

Health workers are seen Friday, September 18 at a pop-up coronavirus testing facility in Clyde, Melbourne

Health workers are seen Friday, September 18 at a pop-up coronavirus testing facility in Clyde, Melbourne

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