Teen puzzled by snub

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BRISBANE: A Brisbane teenager says he is at a loss to explain why his former friends and colleagues have apparently abandoned him in recent weeks.

The young man who spoke to The Bug on condition we used only his first name said he wanted to warn others of the emotional impacts people can have on others when they freeze them out of their lives.

“I’m really hurt and dismayed that my so-called friends have just dropped me stone cold and not one of them has been returning my calls or messages when I’ve contacted them,” Covid, 19 (main picture), said. “I don’t know what I’ve supposedly done to them but I don’t deserve to be treated like this.”


LONDON: A Downing Street spokesperson said senior medical staff at the St Thomas’s Hospital have advised that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now showing signs of physical disorientation and mental confusion while making barely comprehensible and meaningless utterances.

The spokesperson said it was good news that the PM was back to his normal self and should soon be discharged.


SYDNEY: The hardline approach to enforcement of social isolation rules throughout NSW has generated criticism of a so-called heavy-handed approach by the state’s police after an incident at a North Sydney house overnight.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller rejected the claims but did apologise for an incident that resulted in police handing out on-the-spot fines of $1,000 each to four people for allegedly breaching the isolation rules limiting gatherings to two people.

“I am sorry this incident occurred and I have instructed all my officers throughout the state to enforce the current social isolation rules but also to act with discretion,” he said.

“I take this opportunity to personally apologise for any distress caused to the two pairs of conjoined twins involved in yeterday’s incident and I can advise that I have waived the fines.”