While locked down Australians are being told they shouldn’t even talk to their neighbors, Prime Minister Scott Morrison reportedly took a private jet to visit his family in Sydney and then failed to quarantine upon returning to Canberra.
“After receiving an ‘essential work exemption, Mr Morrison flew over Father’s Day weekend to Sydney in New South Wales on Saturday, before returning on Monday morning to Canberra. Critics say he made the trip to see his family, something fellow Australians were prevented from doing,” reports the Telegraph.
Both Sydney and Canberra are under draconian lockdowns, with people only being allowed to leave their homes for ‘essential’ reasons and citizens prevented from traveling significant distances, although those rules don’t appear to apply to Morrison.
Under normal COVID-19 rules, Morrison should have been forced to undergo two weeks quarantine upon his return to Canberra, but the PM “did not enter quarantine, instead conducting face-to-face government business.”
Meanwhile, Aussies were prevented from seeing their own family members on Father’s Day.
“I think Mr Morrison has exercised poor judgment in this case … It’s not that he doesn’t deserve to see his kids, but so does every other Australian,” said opposition MP Bill Shorten.
Australia has imposed the most brutal lockdown in the developed world, with citizens being told they shouldn’t engage in conversations with each other even while wearing masks.
As we highlighted yesterday, authorities in Victoria, Australia have announced they will “lock out” unvaccinated people from being able to participate in the economy.
New South Wales health chief Dr. Kerry Chant also asserted that COVID will be with us “forever” and people will have to “get used to” taking endless booster vaccines.