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Former UFC Fighter Keen For Fight With Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

Former UFC Fighter Keen For Fight With Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

Victorian health authorities are doing everything they can to prevent any more people from contracting, transmitting and dying from the coronavirus.

There are many people who aren't fans of Premier Daniel Andrews for introducing a Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne to prevent the pandemic from getting any worse.

While he's following advice from the Chief Medical Officer after thousands of people tested positive for coronavirus, it seems like one detractor is particularly unhappy with the current settings.

Former UFC fighter Vik Grujic has attacked Mr Andrews on social media after the Premier unveiled a new advertising campaign that tries to illustrate just how bad the pandemic situation is at the moment.

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He called the Premier 'evil' and branded the new campaign 'state funded propaganda', amongst other things. When one person replied to the comment on Twitter that they should go head to head in an octagon, Vik replied 'I'm down' and posted a photoshopped image of a promotional poster for the fight.

The new ads are a confronting look at how some people have experienced coronavirus symptoms.

One of the videos tells the story of middle-aged, mother-of-two Sarah, who spent more than a month in intensive care because she was struggling to breathe.

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"I didn't know how serious it was or whether I may live through the first night," she says in the ad.

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"Every day there was virtually no improvement. Coronavirus has affected me physically, I have weakness down my right side and nerve damage in right hand. Please listen to the medical experts - this is a terrible disease.

"I was almost debilitated with chest pains. I wasn't able to fully inflate my lungs without excruciating pains."

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Sarah hopes her experiences will let people realise just how serious this second wave of infections are and begs people to stick to the rules so that no one else has to go through what she has.

Premier Andrews hopes people heed the message loud and clear.

"This is a matter of life or death," he said. "We experience great adversity every summer, every single summer, we experience really difficult times as a community often - it's the nature of the place we live and the circumstances we confront.

"We are strong, resilient and at our best when we are one, when we look out for each other and understand how all of our acts and behaviours make a difference."

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The advertising campaign will be run on 'every conceivable platform'.

Featured Image Credit: Vik Grujic/Twitter

Topics: News, COVID-19-Negative, Australia

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Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.