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Vic Premier says he will open slowly, pointing to public backlash for wrong decision

    Sky News Australia – Sep 3, 2020

    Premier Daniel Andrews says he will extend restrictions for as long as he needs to, to ensure Victoria does not suffer a relapse “because the tolerance for getting it wrong is incredibly low”.

    “I will not do this faster than the science tells me to because there’s too much at stake,” the Premier said.

    “These are some of the most difficult decisions that I’ve ever made in 20 years in public life and I’ve been blessed to have lots of different jobs.”

    The Victorian Premier accepted there was a cost associated with lockdowns, but said the cost would “count for precisely nothing” if the state was opened prematurely.

    “People want all that they have given to count for something,” he said

    “The task that our team has is to do this properly and to make sure that, after a gradual, steady and safe easing of these rules, we can find a normal that we can lock in”.

    Sky News Australia

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