George Clooney (pictured) hailed Australia's response to the Covid-19 pandemic

George Clooney praises Australia’s ‘admirable’ response to pandemic

George Clooney has praised Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Appearing on The Project, the American actor, who was in Australia filming his new comedy, Ticket to Paradise, at the height of the country’s lockdowns, said the response was “admirable”.

“I look at what Australia has done in particular, and some of those things have become politicized,” the 61-year-old said.

George Clooney (pictured) hailed Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

“But you look at what you were able to accomplish, and I know it was incredibly difficult, but if the United States had done this, we would have saved 900,000 lives.”

Clooney went on to say he admired the way Australians, who endured some of the toughest bans in the world during the pandemic, accepted the necessary measures.

The idea that you believe in science is so admirable. The whole time I was there, I thought, I’m so impressed by the Australians who said we swallow this and do this. I was so impressed,” he said.

Appearing on The Project, the American actor, who was in Australia filming his new comedy, Ticket to Paradise, at the height of the country's lockdowns, said the answer was

Appearing on The Project, the American actor, who was in Australia filming his new comedy, Ticket to Paradise, at the height of the country’s lockdowns, said the response was “admirable”. Photographed alongside Julia Roberts on The Project

“I look at what Australia has done in particular, and some of those things have become politicized,” the 61-year-old said. “But you look at what you were able to accomplish, and I know it was incredibly difficult, but if the United States had done that, we would have saved 900,000 lives.”

The majority of Australians believe the country’s strict lockdown measures during the Covid pandemic were “just right”, according to a recent survey.

Data from the University of Tasmania study found that two-thirds of the country were comfortable with crippling multi-state lockdowns that cost businesses tens of billions of dollars in 2020 and 2021.

Only eight percent of the 1,162 people surveyed in the peer-reviewed article published on Tuesday believe the stay-at-home orders were “definitely too restrictive.”

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) initially called for a six-week nationwide lockdown to limit the spread before sporadic outbreaks across the country over the next two years prompt individual states and territories to do their own statements.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) initially called for a six-week nationwide lockdown to limit the spread before sporadic outbreaks across the country over the next two years prompt individual states and territories to do their own statements.

There have been 14,432 Covid-related deaths since the virus reached Australia in March 2020. Additionally, Australians were eager to roll up their sleeves for Covid-19 vaccines, with vaccination rates peaking at more than 90% of eligible citizens.

There have been 14,432 Covid-related deaths since the virus reached Australia in March 2020. Additionally, Australians were eager to roll up their sleeves for Covid-19 vaccines, with vaccination rates peaking at more than 90% of eligible citizens.

While only 11% felt that lockdowns, mask mandates, curfews and travel restrictions were ‘probably too restrictive’.

The study also found that Australians who prioritize the economy over health were less likely to follow mask mandates, check in to venues, get tested and self-isolate.

There have been 14,432 Covid-related deaths since the virus reached Australia in March 2020. In the United States however, that figure is now over one million.

Clooney arrived in Australia last year to film his new movie and managed to circumvent the government's hotel quarantine system, instead staying at private property during his mandatory 14-day quarantine period with his wife Amal (right) and their children

Clooney arrived in Australia last year to film his new movie and managed to circumvent the government’s hotel quarantine system, instead staying at private property during his mandatory 14-day quarantine period with his wife Amal (right) and their children

Additionally, Australians were eager to roll up their sleeves for Covid-19 vaccines, with vaccination rates peaking at over 90% of eligible citizens.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison initially called for a six-week nationwide lockdown to try to limit the spread before sporadic outbreaks across the country over the next two years prompt individual states and territories to do their own statements.

Victoria was by far the hardest hit, with the Melburnians enduring a grueling 262 cumulative days in lockdown – beating Argentine capital Buenos Aires for the unenviable world record.

Prime Minister Dan Andrews ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses during this time as millions of people were trapped inside their homes and prevented from going outside after 9pm or walking more than 5km.

The Batman & Robin star stayed at a lavish $9million property 90 minutes from Sydney

The Batman & Robin star stayed at a lavish $9million property 90 minutes from Sydney

Clooney arrived in Australia last year to shoot his new film alongside Julia Roberts, and managed to circumvent the government’s hotel quarantine system, instead staying at private property during his mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

The visiting Hollywood actor was granted an exemption to hide out in a sprawling estate in the Southern Highlands rather than a cramped hotel room.

The Batman & Robin star stayed at a lavish $9million property 90 minutes from Sydney.

The A-lister spent his entire NSW stay at Mount Robertson Farm and could be seen strolling the grounds with his wife Amal Clooney and their children.

The A-lister spent his entire NSW stay at Mount Robertson Farm and could be seen strolling the grounds with his wife Amal Clooney and their children

The A-lister spent his entire NSW stay at Mount Robertson Farm and could be seen strolling the grounds with his wife Amal Clooney and their children

George Clooney praises Australia’s ‘admirable’ response to pandemic

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