Sumary of Health chief’s big virus regret:
- ”Professor Cheng said decisions about lockdown were “huge” and admitted they were tough calls that he would “agonise over”.
- He even revealed one conversation with Premier Daniel Andrews moments before Victoria was plunged into harsh stage 4 Covid-19 restrictions in August last year.
- “When I first had that conversation with the Premier that we probably needed to move into stage 4 restrictions or something more than we were he said, ‘That’s a billion-dollar-a-week decision, are you really sure about that?
- “I said, ‘I think I’ll go away and think about it a bit more’ – I’m very conscious that they were very difficult decisions to make and would impact on 6.6 million people.