In Depth

'Hold your breath': The ACT is at a COVID crossroads

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated September 18 2021 - 1:43pm, first published September 17 2021 - 7:29pm
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has warned case numbers would explode if restrictions were eased too early. Picture: Karleen Minney

It was a grim-faced Daniel Andrews who fronted the media on the first day of September. For months the Victorian Premier had been bullish on the state's chances of crushing its latest COVID-19 outbreak. But with daily infections leaping into the triple figures overnight, he was starting to accept a sobering reality.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.