Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos defends coronavirus response on Twitter

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Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos says she has put "every ounce of energy" she has into responding to the pandemic since the state's first case was recorded in January.
Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has defended her handling of the coronavirus crisis, saying she has put "every ounce of energy" she has into responding to the pandemic since the state's first case was recorded in January.

Key points: Jenny Mikakos says she has worked "every day to keep everyone safe" since the pandemic hit Victoria

Jenny Mikakos says she has worked "every day to keep everyone safe" since the pandemic hit Victoria Victoria's Opposition has criticised the Health Minister for refusing to answer questions about the state's hotel quarantine program

Victoria's Opposition has criticised the Health Minister for refusing to answer questions about the state's hotel quarantine program The Andrews Government has repeatedly said it would not be appropriate to answer questions while an inquiry is ongoing

In an emotional thread posted on Twitter overnight, Ms Mikakos said she always tried to be "upfront and measured" about the challenges facing the state.

But she also said preparing for the pandemic had to be done quickly by many, and acknowledged mistakes were made "because humans are flawed yet contagious…
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