Jeremy Fine attacks government over handling of Covid

Watch: Jeremy Fine slams government over coronavirus

Jeremy Fine has criticized the government for its handling of COVID-19 as it is trapped by the virus.

Vine’s outburst comes as official numbers show COVID infections have surged for the first time in two months.

About 1 million people are believed to have contracted the coronavirus the week before last.

The radio and TV presenter tweeted that he contracted the virus: “Sore throat. Headache. Cough. Aches and pains and Joey Division shirt. So I’m in bed with him, with COVID.”

Jeremy Fine arrives at Curzon in Bloomsbury.  (GT)

Jeremy Fine arrives at Curzon in Bloomsbury. (GT)

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He added, “Before, years went by, I would have worked with this — you can walk, you can work. Obviously that’s not possible now.”

Fine also said that all of the presenters working on his show on Channel 5 have also acquired him: “With our shows, of the presenters, 100% of the presenters got them.”

He went on to criticize the government for doing nothing to prevent infection and protect the vulnerable: “It means there must be a lot more. Why didn’t the government say that?”

“Why doesn’t the government say: ‘Anyone who’s weak, you know, stays inside. Look at my test, there’s a big red line there. There’s a lot of it.'”

Jeremy Fine with rainbow photos sent by viewers of his Channel 5, displayed in the windows of the ITN building, central London, in honor of key workers battling the coronavirus outbreak.  (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)

Jeremy Fine with rainbow photos sent by viewers of his Channel 5 show. (GT)

Fine also criticized the government’s messages about the virus now that all restrictions are lifted: “Should they not say ‘shut up your girls’ or ‘tie up your mom’ or you know, just stay home if you’re at risk. But we didn’t hear a peep. I think they’re busy. Extremely. “

Storm Huntley, co-presenter of Vine, has also stopped broadcasting due to the virus and has only one month left to give birth.

BBC radio and television presenter Jeremy Fine left the BBC's studios in central London on July 19, 2017. The BBC was criticized on Wednesday for its gender pay imbalance after it was forced to Disclose the amount you pay.  The best talent.  For the first time in its 94 years of existence, the BBC was forced this year to release a list of its staff who paid more than £150,000 ($195,000, €170,000) between 2016/2017, following a charter change last year.  Vine was one of more than 200 names on the list - which includes executives, actors, presenters, writers, and technicians.  / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (must read image by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP via Getty Images)

Jeremy Fine is leaving BBC Studios. (Getty Images)

The duo is currently covered by Trisha Goddard, Anne Diamond, and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije.

Jeremy Vine Show It broadcasts weekdays on Channel 5 between 9:15-12:15.

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