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The people who run the government in Sydney are upset that people from other states are calling the recent outbreak of the spicy cough the ‘Sydney Strain’ because it makes them feel bad.
That’s the message from the Sydney Premier Gladys Berejiklian this morning as her Brisbane counterpart, Annastacia Palaszczuk, labelled the current outbreak in the South-East Corner the ‘Sydney Strain’ after people from Sydney brought it up to Queensland with them.
“I don’t like it,” said Gladys.
“Because it came from India, not Sydney. It’s just immature.”
Then the Sydney Health Minister, Brad, went a step further.
“How dare they call it the Sydney Strain. We are the gold standard in keeping this virus contained,” he said.
“We don’t call Queensland a welfare hole, which it is. That’s where our GST goes. To Queensland. Because that’s where you go when your old and fucked or you simply don’t like working. We don’t make fun of them for that so I think it’s incredibly sad that the South-East Corner government in Queensland would say such a thing.”
The Advocate reached out to the Premier of the Rest of New South Wales, John Barilaro, for comment but we’re told he was too busy running his hobby farm from his boutique Sydney apartment like any good country member does.
More to come.