‘He can’t recover’: Ray Hadley unloads on ‘dead and buried’ Daniel Andrews over his handling of the coronavirus crisis
- Radio star Ray Hadley slammed Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Thursday
- He said Mr Andrews would be ‘dead and buried’ after the COVID-19 pandemic
- The 2GB host said the Premier’s political carer would not be able to recover
- Victoria recorded its highest COVID-19 figures with 317 new cases on Thursday
Radio star Ray Hadley has slammed Daniel Andrews over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2GB radio presenter took aim at the Victorian premier on Thursday morning after a record 317 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the state overnight.
‘It’s completely and utterly out of control,’ Hadley said.
‘300 cases is the largest number of cases in any commonwealth state since Covid arrived here.’
Radio star Ray Hadley took aim at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) on Thursday and said he would be ‘dead and buried’ for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
The 2GB radio host (pictured) said the Premier’s political career would not be able to recover after Melbourne was forced to suffer through a second wave of the coronavirus
Two men in their 80s also died overnight, taking the state’s death toll to 29, and 109 people have been hospitalised with COVID-19.
Hadley said Melbourne was recording ‘horrifying’ coronavirus figures and the premier had ‘lost control’.
‘There must be some thought about Daniel Andrews,’ he said.
‘He can’t go in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic but as a politician and Premier one would imagine that he’s figuratively dead and buried.
‘He can’t recover from this, he simply can’t recover.’
Melbourne recorded its highest coronavirus figures of 317 new cases on Thursday (a couple pictured in Melbourne on Wednesday) and has entered a stage three lockdown for six weeks
Melbourne residents (pictured on a walk on Thursday) are under a strict-stay-at-home order and may only leave their homes for essential reasons like exercise and seeking medical care
Hadley (pictured) worked as a rugby league commentator for Channel Nine for four decades
Hadley also called for states to close their borders and send resources to Victoria.
‘I think the borders have to be shut.
‘I’m not suggesting Victoria go it alone, we’ve got to offer some help and obviously whatever resources we have in the northern states must go south,’ he said.
Melbourne is currently in the second week of a six-week-long stage three lockdown.
Premier Daniel Andrews said he was not yet prepared to move to draconian stage four lockdowns but said that Melburnians should be vigilant if that was to be prevented.
‘It’s well too early for us to be moving to a whole new stage,’ he said.
‘If you want to make that less likely, if you want to get out of these sort of restrictions as fast as as possible, then we all have to play our part.’
Just 28 of the new Victorian cases were connected to known outbreaks, suggesting 289 cases were caused by widespread community transmission.
Mr Andrews said he was not yet prepared to move Melbourne into a stage 4 lockdown