Yarrawonga Chronicle

McCurdy calls for lockdown preventati­ves

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Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has called on the community to get vaccinated and for rapid testing to be utilised to prevent lockdowns.

Speaking in Parliament recently, Mr McCurdy asked Ovens Valley residents to get vaccinated and called for the introducti­on of rapid testing as a two-step process to get rid of lockdowns.

“The jab has become a divisive tool for some to argue their rights, but I implore you if you can, get vaccinated and let’s help ourselves, our families and our broader communitie­s,” Mr McCurdy said.

“The Premier says we are all in this together, which we all know is a lie, but as regional people we can support each other and ensure our towns and communitie­s are poised to make hay when the sun shines again.

“The toll Covid has taken on small business is high and they don’t have the resources to trade through these tough times.

“I am 100 per cent sure the Andrews Government

has no idea how tough business is in the bush.

“The Premier needs to do everything possible to save small business and the simplest way to do this is to introduce further rapid testing so that Victoria can open up safely.

“Living from lockdown to lockdown is so dishearten­ing and absolutely soul destroying.

“Get vaccinated and we can get rapid tests moving in our communitie­s. Rapid testing allows Wangaratta, the King Valley, Yarrawonga, Myrtleford, Cobram and Bright to trade their way to prosperity.”

Mr McCurdy undertook a rapid test before entering Parliament recently.

“The Liberals and Nationals showed the way forward at Parliament recently, having a rapid Covid test,” Mr McCurdy said. “I had the rapid test at 8.30am and by 8.45am, my results - which were negative - were in.

“At $10 a pop rapid testing could be used to save local jobs, help local business and get Victoria moving again.”

 ??  ?? Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy receiving a rapid COVID-19 test before parliament.
Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy receiving a rapid COVID-19 test before parliament.

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