NSW cancellation of daily COVID-19 press conferences draws mixed reaction
Health policy analysts have criticized New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s decision to stop giving daily 11 a.m. press conferences on COVID-19 from Monday, before a spike expected number of cases and hospitalizations.
A provided image of ICU staff caring for COVID-19 positive patients in the ICU at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney Source: AAP
“None of this is an overnight decision. This is all something we watch over days, if not weeks.”
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Tuesday August 31, 2021. Source: AAP
Although there are concerns that press conferences in the future will only be held on the terms of the NSW Government, Professor Bennett said she expects pressure from the public and media is sufficient to trigger one.