COVID-19 Victoria: Daniel Andrews shares a child’s photo to reveal further relaxation of restrictions
Daniel Andrews shared a child’s photo of himself to let parents know that school photos could go ahead in the disputed state – but the post drew responses from furious Victorians demanding he reopen the rest of the state.
School-age children are slowly migrating back to class after months of online learning to stem the spread of COVID-19.
As students slowly return to class, the Victorian Prime Minister has made concessions to his strict lockdown policy to ensure families still end the year with an individual school photo of their child.
Alongside a picture of himself as a child, Mr. Andrews wrote, “I thought I’d let you know there are school photos again.” ‘
The Labor leader was also willing to laugh at his own expense, adding that “ skivvies are still out. ”
In the photo, a young Mr. Andrews rocked a blue skivvie and a gray cardigan or V-neck sweater over the top. His limp, brown hair covered part of his face and ears as he put a smile on the camera
In the photo, a young Mr. Andrews rocked a blue skivvie and a gray cardigan or V-neck sweater over the top.
His limp, brown hair covered part of his face and ears as he put a smile on the camera.
“School photos can now be taken outdoors for schools in metro Melbourne, and outdoors or indoors for schools in regional Victoria,” he added.
“And yes, masks can be removed for the photo.”
The post quickly garnered hundreds of responses and seemed to divide its voters.
While many supported the embattled prime minister, others were quick to criticize him for the post.
“Who knew this kid would one day cause the second wave and ruin the economy so badly it would take ages to recover,” wrote a Twitter user from Victoria.
The post drew responses from enraged Victorians demanding that he reopen the rest of the state
A woman is seen on the beach on COVID-19 in St Kilda, Australia. Prime Minister Daniel Andrews is under increasing pressure to ease restrictions in line with NSW
Who knew you would grow up to be responsible for all the mistakes made in Victoria and now the rest of Australia. ‘
Another described him as an “incompetent dictator” who had chosen to “give his people a different freedom.”
Others said they thought school photos were not a priority as opposed to getting the economy back on track.
‘I couldn’t give anything about you or your school photo, but please open our gyms,’ added one frustrated social media user.
“Instead of lockdown, spend some of the billions we lose every week on a good health system and quarantine the vulnerable.”
But hundreds of other comments supported Mr. Andrews, assuring him that he did “a great job” and thanking him for “putting Victoria first.”
“Buddy, you are a legend,” wrote one fan.
But hundreds of other comments supported Mr Andrews, assuring him that he was doing “a great job” and thanking him for “putting Victoria first.”
Victoria police patrol Melbourne CBD streets and parliament on horseback on October 18. Victorians have called for further relaxation of the restrictions
Don’t know too many public figures who suffer from the lack of political support and constant pressure you exert and yet face the media with the dignity and forthright approach you take. Don’t let the b * stards bring you down. ‘
Andrews has been harshly criticized for his strict lockdown policy, especially after the state experienced a devastating second wave of COVID-19.
But he has since reassured Melburnians that they won’t have to wait until 2021 for regional interstate travel, and has vowed to keep easing restrictions as long as daily infection rates continue to drop.
The so-called ‘ring of steel’ that separates the Melbourne metropolis from the regional Victoria remains in place, despite the relaxation of virus control rules in the city from Sunday evening.
Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison want that border and others to be opened before Christmas, but the Prime Minister has yet to set a date.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews (center of photo) arrives for a press conference in Melbourne on Oct. 18
Shepparton and Kilmore have been mopping up outbreaks in recent weeks after a COVID-positive Melbourne truck driver stopped at the regional centers.
Even if the number of COVID-19 cases is limited, the prime minister said the feedback from the regional Victorians was clear.
“They don’t want a situation where that’s jeopardized by people taking forays to regional Victoria that aren’t absolutely necessary,” Andrews told reporters Monday.
“There will come a time when you can take that discretionary trip – see family, see friend … start spending money in beautiful tourist sites – but it isn’t yet.”
It came when the Prime Minister admitted that New Zealanders were free to enter Victoria, despite the state not applying to be part of the trans-Tasman bubble.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has already relaxed restrictions and vowed to do more if daily infections continue to decline
About 65 Kiwis have traveled from Sydney to Melbourne since the scheme began on Friday, and more are expected to arrive on Monday.
Andrews alleges that the federal government did not inform him that New Zealanders had the right to travel outside of the participating states and territories.
He said the Department of Health and Human Services website was updated Sunday evening to reflect the situation.
People living in Melbourne can now travel 15 miles from home and have more freedom when it comes to social activities and exercise.
Hairdressers and other industries can also be active for the first time in months.
The retail and hospitality industry will have to wait until Nov. 2 before they can reopen, but Mr Andrews said the date could be brought forward if business remains low.
People living in Melbourne can now travel 25km from home and have more freedom when it comes to social activities and exercise