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Local Territorian, Cyril Peris (33) has today been given the opportunity for a bit of skin to skin contact with his baby for the first time in weeks.
.As of midday, most of the pubs, bars and restaurants are back in business under the second stage of eased restrictions in the Northern Territory.
Last week, the Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner alerted his constituents to a keg convoy carrying “175,000 litres of the good stuff” up the Stuart Highway in preparation for this very moment, when Territory residents can finally wet the head.
This means the long wait is now over for Cyril, as he lifts his 2 litre baby out of the incubator, and heads finds himself a chair.
“Just the two of us…” he hums, to the tune of Bill Withers.
Cyril says it’s been a long, cruel wait, but he knows he’s not the only one who has had to go through this in the Northern Territory.
He also knows that some people have it worse down south.
“It’s been a long wait” he tells our reporters, as he gently massages the butt of Bic lighter into the top of his babies head before kissing it.
“aahhh that’s it. Finally together”
When asked where his missus was, Cyril said he’s planning on being a single parent for the next 24 hours.
“I’ve got my other kids out in the VIP room” he says.
“I better feed them”