Health Minister Says If You're Going To Get Coronavirus, 'Queensland Is The Place To Get It'
In a poorly worded address, the state's health minister declared "if you're going to get Covid-19, Queensland is where you would want to get it."
"We have the best hospitals in the world, staffed by the best doctors and health professionals in the world," Steven Miles told reporters.
"We are very well equipped to deal with this disease. Indeed the infectious diseases ward at The Gold Coast University Hospital is one of the best in the world."
"It was designed with illnesses like this in mind."
Miles added that it was designed by doctors who returned from Canada, where they were assisting with the battle against SARS.
Some Twitter users have responded to the video, labelling Miles a "fool" and questioning whether the footage is real.