A seven-day state-wide lockdown in Australia was not based on science but a lie that COVID-19 was found in wastewater, an official admitted.
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.
Announcement of seven day lockdown to keep Victorians safe: pic.twitter.com/KhO8aLZ6OX— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) August 5, 2021
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.
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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.
So the state government smears Wangaratta as a Covid hotspot, gets it wrong, then refuses to apologise. That’s rotten form. https://t.co/s0dk6TICU7— Matthew Guy MP (@MatthewGuyMP) August 6, 2021
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 implemented, Australians continue to argue that the current data doesn’t justify such severe blanket restrictions.
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