Urgent alert for Covid superspreader for Taylor Swift album party in Sydney as NINETY-SEVEN attendees tested positive for virus
- About 600 people were exposed to Covid after a Taylor Swift listening event
- The Sydney Metro Theater was listed from 9pm last Friday as the venue for the show
- 97 people who attended the hearing event for positive Covid tests have returned
- Anyone who attended the event is required to be tested and isolated immediately
An urgent health warning has been issued for Taylor Swift’s album party in Sydney where 97 people have tested positive for the virus, with officials desperately trying to contact all 600 fans.
A vision from the event shows crowds of hundreds of girls mostly as petite as sardines as they dance and sing along to the lyrics of famous songs – all naturally without a mask.
In a statement, NSW Health said anyone who attended “On Repeat: Taylor Swift Red Party” at the Metro Theater in George St. from 9 p.m. last Friday is a close contact.
Those present must undergo examination and isolation immediately for a period of seven days. All household contacts should also be tested and self-isolating until a negative result appears.
Urgent health warning issued for Taylor Swift Sydney Metro Theater concert as 97 people tested positive for the virus
About 600 people checked into the event in George St last Friday as 97 participants have since tested positive for Covid.
About 600 people registered access to the Sydney event via a QR code.
“Everyone should remain vigilant when celebrating with family, friends and colleagues, and should not attend any social events if they develop any symptoms,” a company spokesperson said.
Taylor Swift’s album listening parties have become a trend on social media that see discerning fans dress up and celebrate their favorite songs.
Anyone who attended “On Repeat: Taylor Swift Red Party” at Metro Theater on George Street from 9 p.m. last Friday is in close contact
Taylor Swift’s album listening parties have become a trend on social media and the Sydney event was no exception
The event organized by ‘Superficial Party’ at the Sydney Metro Theater went viral as fans showed off a fun night
The event organized by the ‘Superficial Party’ at the Sydney Metro Theater went viral as fans showed off a fun night out.
New South Wales reported 1,742 new cases on Thursday – the largest tally the state has seen since the pandemic began.
The surge in cases was fueled by superspreader events including a night out at the Argyle House nightclub in Newcastle, in the north of the state.
An attendee on a Sydney Harbor cruise – which has since been listed as an exposure site – broke isolation orders to visit a Newcastle nightclub.
The surge in cases has been fueled by superspreader events including a night at the Argyle House nightclub in Newcastle, in the north of the state.
Of the 650 to 680 people who attended the nightclub, 200 have now tested positive for the virus.
Testing is underway to see if the cases are related to the Omicron super variant.
Read the full NSW Health – on repeat: Taylor Swift Red Party
NSW Health has been notified of a worrying new location in Sydney linked to at least 97 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It is possible that some of these cases have the Omicron variant of concern.
Anyone who has attended “On Repeat: Taylor Swift Red Party” at Metro Theater (624 George Street, Sydney) from 9pm onwards on Friday 10 December is close contact and should be tested and immediately isolated for 7 days.
NSW Health is asking all household contacts of close contacts to test and self-isolate until a negative result is received by everyone in the home.
NSW Health is urgently contacting the 600 people who attended the Metro Theater at this time and registered access via a QR code and directed them and their family members to get tested immediately and follow public health advice.
NSW Health is appealing to anyone who attended but did not check in with a QR code for urgent testing and isolation, and to ensure other potential attendees are aware of this advice.
NSW Health reminds everyone of the importance of maintaining safe COVID practices because transmission occurs at social events during the festive period.
Everyone should remain vigil when celebrating with family, friends and colleagues, and should not attend any social event if they show any symptoms.
There are more than 450 COVID-19 testing sites across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic, visit the COVID-19 Clinics or call your doctor.
Penalties for non-compliance with isolation, testing, and quarantine requirements have increased to $5,000 for individuals (from $1,000) and $10,000 for businesses (from $5,000).