How not to do it: Health Minister struggles to put on a face mask after urging Victorians to use them to keep safe during ‘second wave’
- Health Minister Greg Hunt struggled to put on a face mask at press conference
- Mr Hunt announced that a further 1,000 ADF troops will be sent to Victoria
- He also used Monday’s press conference to urge Victorians to wear the masks
Footage of Greg Hunt struggling to put on a face mask has appeared after the Federal Health Minister urged Victorians to use them during the state’s surge in coronavirus cases.
Speaking at press conference on Monday afternoon, Mr Hunt highlighted the importance of wearing the hygiene masks for those in lockdown areas of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
‘I would encourage Victorians where you cannot social distance and you are in proximity to other people to please wear a mask.’ Mr Hunt said before struggling to don the item.
Greg Hunt struggling to put on a face mask has appeared after the Federal Health Minister urged Victorians to use them during the state’s surge in coronavirus cases
A couple wearing face masks hold hands at a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 July 2020. Residents in metropolitan Melbourne have been advised to wear masks in public amid a spike in coronavirus
Mr Hunt also announced at Monday’s press conference that a further contingent of Australian Defence Force personnel will be sent to Victoria in a bid to help Melbourne control its coronavirus outbreak.
‘In partnership with the Victorian government we will be providing an additional 1,000 ADF members’, Mr Hunt said.
Victoria is struggling with a second surge in COVID-19 cases with state government confirming on Monday a further 177 people have tested positive for the virus.
The reinforcements are on top of 350 troops already working across the state to help ring fence Melbourne during the city’s second lockdown and boost testing efforts.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the reinforcements would work on isolation, testing and checkpoint control.
‘This is to protect Victorians, to help contain the virus,’ he told reporters on Monday.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the state had accepted the federal government’s offer.
‘In terms of the deployment, how quickly the 1000 staff will get here, that’s still being worked through,’ he said.
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