Radio star Ben Fordham says NSW lockdowns 'can't go on' and slams Premier ...

Radio star Ben Fordham says NSW lockdowns 'can't go on' and slams Premier ...
Radio star Ben Fordham says NSW lockdowns 'can't go on' and slams Premier ...

Ben Fordham has lashed out at the New South Wales government's handling of Sydney's ongoing lockdown, saying the 'social and economic consequences are dwarfing the damage of the virus'.

The 2GB radio host criticised Premier Gladys Berejiklian's continued stance that the state will not open up again until community transfers have disappeared.

NSW recorded 78 new Covid-19 cases overnight - but 27 were still out in the community while infectious. 

'I'm sorry to say, we are seeing very little change in the daily case numbers. They want us to focus on the number of people who are infectious while in the community. We're not really making a dent on that number,' Fordham said on Tuesday morning.

'And yet the government reckons that that number needs to be close to zero before we can open up. Come off it. How're we going to get there?

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'And at what point do we start showing some courage? Right now the social and economic consequences of the lockdowns are dwarfing the damage of the virus.'

Ben Fordham has lashed out at the NSW government's handling of Sydney's ongoing lockdown, saying 'social and economic consequences are dwarfing the damage of the virus'

Ben Fordham has lashed out at the NSW government's handling of Sydney's ongoing lockdown, saying 'social and economic consequences are dwarfing the damage of the virus'

The 2GB radio host criticised Premier Gladys Berejiklian's continued stance the state will not open up again until community transfers have disappeared

The 2GB radio host criticised Premier Gladys Berejiklian's continued stance the state will not open up again until community transfers have disappeared

Sydney is currently enduring its tightest restrictions since the pandemic began in March last year, with even tradies unable to work.

Fordham says while cases remain high, hospitalisations are low and the long term effects the lockdown is having will cause more problems than opening.   

'We have the harshest restrictions of any state since coronavirus arrived. Kids aren't at school, small businesses are on their knees, if you live in Fairfield, Liverpool or Canterbury, you cannot leave the area for work unless you are an authorised worker,' Fordham said.

'And now more than a quarter of a million construction workers and tradies are out of a job. It's never happened anywhere in Australia. They didn't even do it in Victoria, during their darkest days … This cannot go

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