The Guardian’s Investigations Editor Anne Davies has been caught without a mask at a Sydney COVID-19 press conference, breaching health orders the rest of the city has to abide by.
In response to questions from Sky News Australia, The Guardian said Ms Davies had apologised to journalists near her when she wasn’t wearing the mask.
A spokesman for The Guardian said, “Anne Davies wore her mask throughout the NSW press conference today”.
“At the end of the press conference she removed her mask while attempting to ask Brad Hazard (sic) a question as he was leaving.
“Sometimes reporters at press conferences remove their masks to be better heard.
“After Mr Hazard (sic) left the press conference footage clearly shows Anne with her mask in both hands.
“She then inadvertently holds on to her mask for a few seconds before realising she did not have it on and apologising to those around her.
“She then put her mask back on.
“The Guardian and Anne Davies believe everyone should follow the public health rules and we encourage all media outlets to report those rules.”
Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton said footage of Ms Davies “does not match the picture The Guardian painted”.