Love headlines from The Guardian (not - it's a trash news site full of clickbait).
Fake news site.
What do you consider a good source of news? The Guardian is generally one of the most well regarded publications globally.
She didn't say what the headline implies she did, or they'd have put that within quotation marks in the article - much of what is formally quoted either contradicts what's implied by the headline, or is far more nuanced.
Well, she did - but as I have said, the messaging has been confused and the position of the government hasn't been realistic in the face of Delta (What is now changing is an alignment to this reality).
Here is a direct quote from that article: “a careful approach that says, there won’t be zero cases, but when there is one in the community, we crush it”. That is the elimination strategy the government is starting to back away from. The reality was that the only way to crush outbreaks is lockdowns, even at maximum vaccination rates.
"Even as recently as this week" - actually was more than a month ago.
The article was a month ago, but the message has been repeated since - including in press conferences up to this week. Let me see if I can find some transcripts