McGowan government needs to ‘get real’: NSW Health Minister

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and his team need to “get real” and his government should be reflective of how the NSW government handled the pandemic.

It comes after a hotel quarantine worker in Sydney tested positive to COVID-19, breaking the state’s 25-day streak of no new cases.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said his government will monitor whether the one coronavirus infection from Sydney will change WA’s plans to reopen to NSW.

“I’ll just say to him (McGowan) and to his team, you’ve got to get real,” Mr Hazzard told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“We’re in a one in a hundred-year pandemic, we have more than 150,000 people dead already in America, millions of people between Europe and America who have got the disease and we are flying Australians back in from those places.”

“We know how to handle it and I think Mr McGowan and his team over there need to be a bit reflective of that.”

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