Victoria Premier Admits ‘COVID in Wastewater’ Used to Justify Statewide Lockdown Never Existed

'The discovery creates the “potential that regional Victorians have been exposed to Covid-19,” Andrews explained'

Editor’s note: Even if COVID was creeping in the sewage, assuming that Australians have toilets, how was locking up people going to help?

Australians are airing their grievances with Victoria Premier Dan Andrews after he admitted he cited non-existent coronavirus-tainted sewage in his decision to lock down the state.

Andrews announced a seven-day statewide shut down on August 5 in response to the “wastewater detection” of Covid-19 in Wangaratta, a rural city about 236km (147 miles) from Melbourne. The discovery creates the “potential that regional Victorians have been exposed to Covid-19,” Andrews explained. The decision to widen restrictions to include the whole state was designed to “keep regional Victoria safe,” the premier added.

The order means that, apart from emergencies and grocery shopping, Victoria’s citizens are required to remain at home. Public gatherings are prohibited, with people only able to meet one person in their social circle. Educational institutions will also revert to online teaching.

But the reasoning behind the draconian statewide decree was soon rubbished by local officials. Andrews initially claimed the sewage test had “pinged” positive, then went negative before turning positive again. According to local media reports, his explanation didn’t hold water. Less than 24 hours later, Wangaratta mayor Dean Rees challenged the premier’s chain of events. There had been several successive tests returning negative results following one positive detection on July 30, regional health officials confirmed.

Australians soon began to vent on social media about Andrews’ debunked coronavirus sewage. By Friday afternoon, “#FakePoos” was trending, with countless tweets calling out the premier for locking up the entire state on specious grounds.

The uproar eventually forced Andrews to admit his reasoning stank.

“We apologize. We try to get the best information out as quickly as we can. Nothing is perfect and no one has ever pretended that it is,” he said on Saturday. However, the premier stressed that the non-existent Covid wastewater in Wangaratta was “not the only reason why people are locked down across the state.”

Despite Andrews’ insistence the lockdown was still necessary, Australians continue to argue that the current data doesn’t justify such severe blanket restrictions.

According to media reports, the lockdown is set to be extended. Judging by ongoing Twitter activity, this could mean more #FakePoos directed at Andrews, with some Aussies expressing the hope that the cheeky hashtag will take off across the country.

Source: RT

  1. Ultrafart the Brave says

    I originally had some sympathy for Victorian Premier Andrews when Corona Chan first came to town, being dependent as he was on the bad advice of his thoroughly corrupt Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and entourage of lickspittle stooges.

    Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton sits on the board of at least one NGO funded by none other than Bill Gates. Brett Sutton’s sister-in-law is none other than Jane Halton, Chair of GAVI and literally on Bill Gates’ payroll – and also the chief Corona Chan advisor to God-bothering PM Morrison.

    So from the outset, it seemed that Premier Andrews had the odds stacked against him.

    But my view has changed over time. The Australian political class, right across the board, is in this up to their necks. They’re all in on it.

    God willing, when the Nuremburg 2 Trials eventually get underway, all of these bastards are going to swing.

  2. Voz 0db says

    ALL of those half-breed british, aka australians, moron slaves can go drop dead… The uman animals of Sahul will finally be at peace once again.

  3. ken says

    So the Aussies are looking for covid in their shit now. Seems about right. Maybe they’ll come up with a home test kit to check every time they drop one.

    It’ll be a shitty job but if it saves just one life…………

  4. Steve Kastl says

    Australia is governed by sociopaths like the USA and England and France and Italy and Canada and Netherlands and Spain and…….

  5. Mark says

    Ahhhh…remember the ‘good old days’ when Australia had ‘zero cases’ and Canadian pundits railed at the government for not shutting down tight like Australia had, because it worked? Never underestimate the rapid spread of idiocy.

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