‘It’s infuriating’: Ray Hadley blasts ‘stupid bastard’ infected with COVID-19
Ray Hadley is frustrated to hear the details surrounding a man who tested positive to coronavirus on the Gold Coast.
The unvaccinated Broadbeach man, aged in his 30s, is believed to have spent around 10 days in the community while infectious with the virus.
He developed symptoms on October 9 while in Melbourne and returned to Queensland on October 10.
Police are currently investigating how the man was able to return to the state without quarantining.
He didn’t present at the Robina Hospital emergency department until yesterday, where he returned a positive test for COVID-19.
“Now, how do you get from Robina to Melbourne and back into Queensland without isolating?” Ray asked.
“Despite being crook in Melbourne, the stupid bastard got on a plane, or train or a bus or something and came back to Robina with the virus.
“It’s just absolutely and utterly mindboggling.”
He is currently on oxygen in the Gold Coast University Hospital ICU.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the man had not used his Check In Qld app since September 18, which is causing difficulties for contact tracers.
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The man works as an Uber driver, which earlier led to concerns he may have spread the virus while working.
However, Uber has since confirmed he has not driven with the platform since September 19.
A spokesperson from Uber provided the following statement:
“We can confirm that this driver-partner has not driven with the Uber platform since September 19th.
“We work with public health authorities in each state, and have processes in place to temporarily remove an individual’s access to the Uber app if authorities report an infection. We may also limit other individuals’ access to the app if health authorities advise there is a risk.
“The wellbeing of those who use the Uber platform is a key priority for us, and we have a dedicated team working around the clock to support them the very best we can.”