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Burke also makes a few points about the difficulty of closing the border between New South Wales and Victoria, which remains open and, both states have said, will not be closed.
There are, he says, “so many crossing points”.
Labor frontbencher Tony Burke is on ABC24, and was asked by host Patricia Karvelas about the success of Australia’s health response.
Says PK: “Because clearly our efforts to suppress the virus haven’t worked everywhere.”
They haven’t worked everywhere, but they have worked. We are one of the most successful countries in the world at dealing with suppressing the virus…
Certainly what we’ve done with social distancing and hand hygiene has made a real difference and a significant difference. And certainly, forVictoria, they will do the contact tracing as quickly as they can, they have taken very serious actions today. I think it would be a big mistake as a nation, if we were to look at there being a second outbreak and saying somehow we failed on the health response.