Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians not to “slacken up” in the fight against coronavirus or we could end up facing the same fate as Britain.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians not to “slacken up” in the fight against coronavirus or we could end up facing the same fate as Britain.

Weighing in on Melbourne’s ongoing lockdown now, and while Mr Morrison said the impacts of the curfew and restrictions are “devastating”, he said Victorians are also keen to get back to normal.
“There’s, I think, a view in – across Victoria – that they obviously want to get out of this mess,” the PM said.
“There’s been a terrible mess and they want to get out of it, and the fact that the numbers have come down over the course of these many weeks is welcome news.
“And I said at the time (of Daniel Andrews’ roadmap announcement) that I hope that’s the worst case scenario in terms of the plan that they laid out at that point and we have seen some improvements in that. I hope we can see more.”
Mr Morrison said the Federal Government will continue contributing their advice and assistance as Victoria moves out of its lockdown exit plan, not only to ensure Victoria “comes out of this” but also to ensure small business and industries can be rebuilt.
He warned we “can’t kid ourselves” and pretend the virus is no longer present, holding up London as an example.
“We have avoided that largely, except for in Victoria, and Melbourne in particular,” he said.
“We don’t want to go back there, so there is always a risk when you come out that people will fall out of the habit.
“The truth is if you want to live alongside the virus, COVID-safe behaviours are absolutely essential.
“If we slacken up on that we will find ourselves where most of the developed world is.”

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