The health minister is doing everything he can to try to put on a mask after urging Victorians to use it
How not to do it: Secretary of Health struggles to put on a face mask after urging Victorians to use them to stay safe during ‘second wave’
- Health Minister Greg Hunt struggled to put on a face mask at a news conference
- Mr. Hunt has announced that another 1,000 ADF troops will be sent to Victoria
- He also used Monday’s press conference to urge Victorians to wear the masks
Images have appeared of Greg Hunt struggling to put on a face mask after the federal health minister urged Victorians to use it during the wave of coronavirus cases across the state.
At a news conference on Monday afternoon, Mr. Hunt emphasized the importance of wearing hygiene masks for people in closed areas of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
“I would encourage Victorians where you cannot socialize and you are around other people, please wear a mask.” Mr. Hunt said before he struggled to donate the item.
Greg Hunt struggling to put on a face mask appeared after the federal health minister urged Victorians to use them during the wave of coronavirus cases across the state
A couple with face masks hold hands in a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, July 12, 2020. Residents in metropolitan Melbourne have been advised to wear masks in public amid a peak in the corona virus
Mr. Hunt also announced at Monday’s press conference that another Australian Defense Defense contingent will be sent to Victoria to help Melbourne control the coronavirus outbreak.
“We are working with another 1,000 ADF members in partnership with the Victorian government,” Hunt said.
Victoria is facing a second wave of COVID-19 cases, with the state government confirming on Monday that another 177 people have tested positive for the virus.
The reinforcements are on top of 350 troops already working in the state to help fence Melbourne in the city’s second shutdown and spur test efforts.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the reinforcements would work on isolation, testing, and checkpoint control.
“This is to protect Victorians, to control the virus,” he told reporters on Monday.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews confirmed that the state had accepted the federal government’s offer.
“As for the deployment, how fast the 1,000 employees are coming here, we are still working on it,” he said.
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