Studio 10 host Narelda Jacobs lambasted Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the government for their handling of the pandemic after testing positive for Covid-19.
The TV presenter revealed the news of her infection and that of her partner Stevie Cruz Martin in a passionate post on her Instagram on Friday.
Jacobs, 49, began by pointing out how the emphasis on rapid antigenic testing over PCR testing – which is done at home and unattended – means more cases might go unreported before bringing him to criticize the government’s approach.
On fire: Studio 10 host Narelda Jacobs (pictured) slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his handling of the pandemic after revealing his positive Covid test in a heated article
“Officially NSW has 38,000 new Covid cases today, @steviecruzmartin and I are one of them,” she said.
“However, the actual number of infections will never be known again, as we no longer need PCR and there is no centralized place to report a positive RAT.”
Narelda shared his belief that the actual number of daily infections is around 70,000 or even up to 125,000 due to the fact that positive RATs potentially go unreported, as well as the cost of the test itself.
Slammed: Jacobs blasted the PM (pictured) and the government for their approach to the pandemic
“We are told that it is no longer about the number of cases, but each positive case represents at least a week of lost work,” she continued, examining the impacts of Covid on businesses and workers.
“Workplaces in Sydney are in crisis. Cafes, bars, offices… furiously trying to keep the doors open while trying to protect us. It might not be as damaging economically as the lockdowns, but it’s pretty serious.
Narelda then gave her honest opinion on the Prime Minister and Premier of New South Wales, Dominic Perrottet.
Limitations of testing: She shared her belief that the actual number of daily infections is around 70,000, or even as high as 125,000 due to the fact that positive RATs go potentially unreported, as well as the cost of the test himself.
“For 2 years we were told ‘we’re in the same boat’, now ‘we’re riding the wave,’ she said. ‘PM & NSW PM might as well tell us’ you are alone “.”
“Covid is now out of control. Australia has lost the advantage we have all sacrificed so much for and the government’s solution is simply to stop counting and let it tear apart.
Narelda claimed that Scott Morrison’s response to ‘that garbage can fire is the old look out there routine’ as it refers to the Prime Minister’s emphasis on the recent controversy surrounding tennis player Novak Djokovic on the problems of the pandemic.
“@scottmorrisonmp the problem is no longer what is happening in Australia, the problem is what you created inside our borders by pushing to reopen and not unite,” she continued.
Distraction? Narelda claimed that Scott Morrison’s response to ‘that garbage can fire’ is the old-fashioned ‘look over there routine’
Jacobs concluded the post by saying, “You have left us to our own devices, but as a community we protect each other. Families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, local businesses and charities come together to make sure everything is safe. the world is taken care of. ‘
“We will be successful because we are doing it ourselves,” she added.
The passionate post from Studio 10 host comes as NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet on Friday announced a handful of new restrictions that will be in effect from Saturday through January 27 at least.
The measures include employees in “high risk” industries requiring a booster to be considered fully vaccinated in NSW.
New measures in place: Studio 10 host’s impassioned speech comes as Dominic Perrottet (pictured) on Friday announced a handful of new restrictions that will be in effect from Saturday to January 27 at least
The state will also restrict singing and dancing on the scene and suspend elective surgeries amid rising Covid infections.
The Prime Minister has not canceled all upcoming major events and will instead assess events on their merit.
Pub goers are still allowed to stand, though Mr Perrottet has urged residents of New South Wales to be cautious and ‘minimize mix-ups where possible’.
The Prime Minister has yet to announce when the terms will be imposed, but high-risk employees, including teachers, nurses and frontline staff, will need to receive their booster injection to continue working.
NEW COVID RULES RETURN TO NSW
TEST THE CHANGES: People will be able to report positive RAT results with Service NSW starting next week. They will be counted in the daily figures of Covid cases.
DISCOURAGE IN PUBS: Sites will be discouraged from allowing “vertical consumption” while drinking in bars and pubs.
SUSPENDED ELECTIVE SURGERY: The state suspended elective surgeries until mid-February to relieve pressure on the hospital system.
SINGING AND DANCING PROHIBITED: Singing and dancing are prohibited in “high risk environments such as pubs and restaurants”. The ban does not apply to weddings or dance lessons.
SOME BIG CANCELED EVENTS: The “overwhelming majority” of events will unfold, but will require approval from NSW Health.
THE BOOSTER MUST BE CONSIDERED “ENTIRELY VAXXED: High-risk workers – like teachers and frontline healthcare workers – will need to undergo the booster to be considered fully immunized.