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Partygoers cram into Cape Town venue – sparking ‘super-spreader’ fears

Partygoers cram into Cape Town venue – sparking ‘super-spreader’ fears

For those of us trying our best to follow the rules and keep COVID-19 at a minimum, these scenes won’t just have you shaking your head – you might end up giving yourself whiplash. A venue in Cape Town has been blasted to high heaven, after they held an event that flouted a number of Level 1 regulations.

The band GoodLuck were booked to play at La Parada in Constantia Nek on Sunday. But rather than conducting a COVID-compliant event, the popular drinking spot devolved into a pandemic party: Masks were at a premium, social distancing was non-existent, and the rules on indoor gatherings were also being strongly tested.

What’s truly mortifying about this clip is that, had it been uploaded it without any date or context, you could be mistaken for thinking this event had taken place a year ago, before COVID-19 came to our shores. The dancefloor was rammed on Sunday evening, as the festive jol got out of control pretty quickly…

Interestingly enough, La Parada’s Twitter page has been deactivated. As you’d expect, the backlash on social media has been utterly fierce. The venue has copped a lot of flak for the apparent disregard of lockdown regulations, and some fear that this ill-judged shindig could create another ‘super-spreader event’ in Cape Town.

 


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