AMA (NSW) President: It’s not too late to prevent a potential super spreading event at the SCG
- On January 6, 2021
There is still time to call off crowds at the upcoming SCG Cricket Test, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.
“We watched the NYE fireworks on TV and we can do the same with the test,” Dr McMullen said. “The risk of gathering thousands of people together surely outweighs the benefit.”
The NSW Government has reduced the number of people allowed at the SCG Cricket Test to 25 per cent capacity, but it will still mean allowing 10,000 to gather in one place.
“The recent outbreak at Berala suggests people have contracted coronavirus through minimal exposure and that is extremely worrying.
“NSW needs to pump the brakes on mass gatherings until we can get on top of these outbreaks.
“Limiting social gatherings over Christmas and New Years’ Eve was the right thing to do. Many people sacrificed time spent with family and friends over that period, but they did it hoping that short-term pain would mean the number of new cases would go down and NSW would avoid a harsher lockdown in the future.
“We hope those sacrifices weren’t made in vain,” Dr McMullen said.
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