Andrews must ‘love the sound of his own voice’ despite making ‘proportionate response’

Sky News host Chris Smith says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews must “love the sound of his own voice” and “laps up” the drama, following his recent late-night press conference to announce a new COVID-19 case.

It comes after Premier Andrews announced the reinstatement of restrictions for all Victorians following a positive COVID-19 test result from an Australian Open hotel quarantine worker.

A 26-year old man from Noble Park tested positive for coronavirus after developing symptoms following an initial negative test.

Premier Andrews told a late-night press conference given this is only one case there is “no need to panic”.

Mr Smith said the premier “could have put a statement out last night saying, ‘hey listen we’re going to have a press conference tomorrow morning, we’ve got one infection, it’s a hotel quarantine worker”.

Mr Smith said however, he does think Premier Andrews made a “proportionate response in this case”.

“And it’s the first time I’ve seen him do it. Maybe he’s learned the lessons”.

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