Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned amid growing pressure over her role in the state’s coronavirus hotel quarantine program.reports local media
Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned in the wake of Premier Daniel Andrews’ testimony to the hotel quarantine inquiry in which he said she was responsible for the program.
In a statement posted to social media Ms Mikakos said she had written to Victoria’s Governor to resign as minister, and will also be resigning from the Parliament.
But she defended her handling of the pandemic, and said she disagreed with parts of Mr Andrews’ statement to the inquiry.
“I am deeply sorry for the situation that Victorians find themselves in,” she said.
“In good conscience, I do not believe that my actions led to them.”