A Thankyou “speech” to concerned inquirers :
“Some people thought – I was winking at the cameraman. Some thought I had a stroke.
“I have actually been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy.”
Mr Dominello explained he began to feel a pain in his skull, behind his right ear, about 48 hours earlier.
On Wednesday morning, he woke up with pins and needles on the right side of his tongue but failed to notice any droopiness around his eye.
“I only took it more seriously this afternoon – after a number of people sent me a screenshot of the press conference and others contacted my office prompting me to seek urgent medical advice,” he said.
“Thanks to everyone who reached out.”
Although, Mr Dominello was vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s vaccine (branded as Covishield in India), no media bothered to mention it in their reports.
Mr Dominello received his first AstraZeneca vaccine dose at the Homebush Vaccination Centre on 27th May.