SA Chief Public Health Officer denies resignation rumours

South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier has staunchly denied rumours she is resigning, after it was pointed out she has been absent from public health updates in recent weeks.

“Now why would I threaten to resign from this sort of job. I’m here to handle a pandemic, not mess around,” Ms Spurrier said at today’s press conference.

“I am here to do a good job and I am leading a pandemic response. Absolutely no to that sort of question.”

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Ms Spurrier denied rumours she had resigned.

Ms Spurrier shut down the rumours, adding there were no tensions between herself and Premier Steven Marshall.

“I get on extremely well with the premier. We spend a lot of time talking, we need to be on the same wavelength. We’ve worked extremely well in South Australia as a team.”

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She said despite rumours she had resigned, or had been sick with COVID-19, she was still working as the CPHO.

“I’m always available to come and do a press conference as part of my job and address the public and I look forward to any opportunity I am given.”

South Australia recorded 3707 cases of COVID-19 today and two further deaths.

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