NT News’ savage response to Victoria virus spike



The NT News is well-known for its typically hilarious tackle present affairs, and Victoria’s spike in coronavirus instances hasn’t been spared.

The state newspaper has unleashed on Victoria, tweeting: “CAN VICTORIA AND TASMANIA SWAP PLEASE? VICTORIA NEEDS TO BE ITS OWN ISLAND RIGHT NOW.”

Just minutes later, an equally as savage tweet got here by way of from the feisty newspaper.


RELATED: Follow our dwell coronavirus updates right here

RELATED: Melbourne scorching spots going through stay-at-home order

These posts got here lower than an hour after it was revealed in a press convention that Victoria’s virus numbers are persevering with to rise, with 49 new instances recorded in a single day.

The state has recorded extra instances of coronavirus prior to now few days than it has in months, inflicting many to fret a second wave is right here.

Some individuals needed to grudgingly agree with NT News, despite the fact that they’re from Victoria.

“Fine with this as a Victorian. Make it happen,” one Twitter person replied.

The coronavirus has revealed some hilarious rivalries between states.

Just final week, information.com.au reported on a dig at South Australia from Victoria’s Premier Dan Andrews.

After a reporter requested about borders opening between Victoria and SA, Mr Andrews replied on dwell TV: “Why would you wanna go to South Australia?”

“I don’t want to be offensive to South Australians but why would you wanna go there? Holiday here. The best experiences in our nation are right here in Victoria.”

As to be anticipated, South Australians had a factor or two to say in response.

Last month, the ABC acquired right into a spat with its completely different state workplaces as they argued over which borders ought to open.

It all began when ABC Darwin requested “How do you feel about a ‘travel bubble’ for the NT, Western Australia and South Australia?” on its Facebook web page.

But different states weren’t having it. Within minutes, ABC Hobart, ABC Melbourne and ABC Sydney fired again, in a bunch of now-deleted feedback.

Very shortly, the sledging descended into an all-out conflict between the official Facebook pages of the nationwide broadcaster.

The writers on the NT News are identified for his or her witty sense of humour, and this isn’t the primary time they’ve taken purpose on the pandemic.

At the peak of the bathroom paper panic shopping for disaster, the paper had an ingenious resolution; it left eight pages clean in the course of its newspaper, as some backup bathroom paper for readers.