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A pub had a cheeky jab at WA Premier Mark McGowan to celebrate Western Australia‘s long-awaited ‘Freedom Day’ with a Covid-inspired menu on Friday.
The Sixty30 restaurant at the Merriwa Tavern in Perth‘s north didn’t mince their words, releasing the ‘Myocarditis McGowan Mandate Free Friday’ menu.
Covid-weary customers could finally enjoy dinner properly after the state axed indoor face masks, scrubbed venue limits and scrapped proof of vaccination requirements.
The menu featured food selections such as the ‘Where is the science full pork ribs & chips’, the ‘Mao McGowan’s Wish Wings’ and the ‘Adolf Mark’s schnitzel & chips.’
The tongue-in-cheek dictator-related dishes marked the end of pub bosses’ frustration over staff requiring at least two Covid jabs to work.
Despite criticism in some parts, Premier McGowan – who has been in isolation after testing positive to Covid-19 recently — marked ‘Freedom Day’ by thanking long-suffering Western Australians.
On Friday, the Sixty30 restaurant at The Merriwa Tavern in Perth’s north released the ‘Myocarditis McGowan Mandate Free Friday’ menu (pictured)
The menu coincided with WA Premier Mark McGowan (pictured with his family) declaring Friday was ‘Freedom Day’ for Covid weary residents in his state
He acknowledged their patience and sacrifices, with the ‘state working as one to pass the Omicron peak’ before achieving the desired ‘soft landing’.
‘This (Freedom Day) is the result of your hard work – doing the right thing now for over two years, whether that was following the health protocols, staying home when you’re unwell and especially getting vaccinated,’ Mr McGowan wrote on Facebook.
‘WA is now one of the most highly vaccinated places in the world, and it’s making all the difference in keeping Western Australians out of hospital.’
Earlier this month, one of Mr McGowan’s children was hospitalised in a serious condition after contracting Covid.
He was eventually discharged, with the leader of WA stating the family endured a ‘worrying four days.’
‘The McGowan family would like to thank everyone for their supportive and kind comments,’ a statement read after the child was released from hospital.
‘After a very worrying four days, the Premier’s child is now recovering at home with family.
It is understood the owners of The Merriwa Tavern (pictured) oppose the vaccine mandate remaining in place for hospitality workers in WA, who are required to have had at least two jabs
‘The McGowan family thanks the committed hospital staff for all their work and care.’
WA Health reported 8117 cases on Friday, with the 43,433 active infections, according to Perth Now.
The number of West Australians in hospital with Covid has dropped to 233 – the least since April 18.