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NSW Health Minister Slammed For Warning 'Young People' About Covid-19 Complacency

Stewart Perrie

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NSW Health Minister Slammed For Warning 'Young People' About Covid-19 Complacency

People in Sydney have been told to be on 'high alert' after the Northern Beaches coronavirus cluster grew to 28 overnight.

The cluster in the area was started by two people in Avalon who are aged in their 60s and 70s. The pair travelled to several locations in the area while potentially infectious and didn't self-isolate after getting tested.

NSW government authorities have warned people to not be complacent now that restrictions have eased and Health Minister Brad Hazzard made particular mention to 'young people'.

"There is no room for complacency," he said in his press conference. "There is always the possibility of something creeping out from somewhere."


However, many have called out the minister for zeroing in on young people when it was two elderly people who potentially started the cluster outbreak.


One person on Twitter wrote: "Bold of Brad Hazzard to sternly warn that 'particularly young people' need to 'not let complacency set in' - like the first cases in this Avalon cluster weren't two people aged 60+ who failed to isolate after COVID tests and visited cafes all over town while infectious."

Another added: "This prick Hazzard outs the poor bloody drummer yesterday, now lecturing 'young people'? FFS! It was entitled older people who thought they were too good to isolate who kicked this shite off, not to mention, already hit Queensland too. But 'young people'."

A third said: "Hazzard dunking on young people when all the instigators of this outbreak have been in their 60s+"

The Sydney Northern Beaches coronavirus outbreak has grown to 28.


Three cases were recorded on Wednesday (December 16) and a further 15 infections were lodged yesterday (December 17).

Since 8pm last night, there have been an additional 10 new cases, including one more case that has travelled to Queensland.

Some of the people who have tested positive are not from the Northern Beaches and there are concerns they might have spread to greater Sydney.

Premier Berejiklian said people in Greater Sydney should be on 'high alert' and should wear face masks while out in public and not to have unnecessary gatherings.

Featured Image Credit: Brad Hazzard/Twitter

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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