Jenny Mikakos Resigns as Victoria’s Health Minister After Covid Hotel Quarantine Inquiry | World news


Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said Jenny Mikakos’ decision to step down as state health minister was’ appropriate ‘but declined to explain why he thought it was the right one decision.Mikakos announced on Saturday that she would resign as Minister of Health and leave Parliament, a day after the Prime Minister said she was partly responsible for the country’s failed Covid-19 hotel quarantine program. ‘State.

In a scathing statement posted on Twitter, Mikakos said she “totally disagrees[d]With comments from Andrews during an investigation into the state’s hotel quarantine program, but felt she had no choice but to resign.

“I never wanted to leave a job unfinished, but in light of the Prime Minister’s statement to the commission of inquiry and the fact that it contains elements with which I strongly disagree, I believe that I do not can’t continue to serve in her cabinet, ”she wrote in a one-page statement.

“I am disappointed that my integrity has sought to be compromised.”


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