10 Quick Questions: glued to Australia’s Covid-19 press conferences? Prove it | Australia news

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Australians the country over have adopted a dark and destructive pastime. It may be vital to our very survival, but overindulge and you will find yourself a nervous wreck, rocking back and forth, or – even worse – falling in love with a chief health officer.

I am of course talking about the daily spectacle of the Covid-19 press conference.

We sit eyes glued to the TV as Daniel Andrews steps up for his 100th day in a row. We diligently set our alarms for 10.58am each day to hear the numbers from Gladys Berejiklian. And we get a bit nervous when we hear Mark McGowan is speaking, because it means there’s probably another Covid-infected cargo ship in our waters, or something like that.

But as those cursed with Covid-19 presser obsession know, these events have also produced some of the funniest and most bizarre moments on Australian TV. So let’s find out just how much you have really been paying attention.

1.Last year, the Northern Territory’s chief minister, Michael Gunner, promised that Territorians could still get [BLANK] on cracker night. Fill in the blank?

2.True or false: when Melbourne’s second wave cases finally dropped to zero, the premier, Daniel Andrews, promised he would be “getting on the beers” that night.

3.What blockbuster film did the NSW health minister compare Australia’s vaccine rollout to?

4.At a 2020 press conference, the WA premier, Mark McGowan, was incapacitated with laughter while considering which scenario?

5.Which premier was made into a meme after refusing to respond to a Sunrise reporter’s question and stating, “Well, I’m not going to answer people being rude”?

6.Which senior federal politician was royally mocked for failing to demonstrate how to wear a face mask, accidentally covering his eyes, blindfold-style, before getting it right?

7.Which chief health officer had their face turned into a bedspread last year?

8.During the early days of the pandemic, the internet was set alight when the prime minister, Scott Morrison, reprimanded a press gallery reporter: “[BLANK], you don’t run the press conference.” Fill in the blank?

9.South Australia’s chief public health officer, Prof Nicola Spurrier, made a strange and repeated plea to AFL fans, which was then turned into a meme. What was it?

10.The NSW chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, urged people not to be distracted by something while reading out information about “a very serious topic”. What happened?

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