New Year’s Eve gathering in Clarke Quay a potential superspreading event, warns Covid-19 task force, Latest Singapore News

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Enforcement businesses are trying into a potential superspreading occasion with blatant breaches of protected administration guidelines at a gathering of revellers on New Year’s Eve in Clarke Quay.

The incident was caught on video and is believed to have concerned a whole lot in a spontaneous countdown social gathering.

In a assertion on Sunday (Jan 2), the multi-ministry task power tackling Covid-19 urged the general public to be accountable.

It stated: “The New Year’s Eve gathering at Clarke Quay concerned some blatant breaches of protected administration guidelines and is a potential superspreading occasion.

“We perceive the need and enthusiasm to usher in the brand new 12 months, particularly after two years of social restrictions. As a society, we have now executed what we are able to to construct up our resilience. But we want to remind everybody that we’re nonetheless in the center of a pandemic disaster, and we nonetheless must train civic duty.

“If everyone continues to do our part, the situation will continue to improve, and we can look forward to 2022 being a significantly more normal year.”

Videos of the occasion uploaded on social media confirmed a whole lot gathered in entrance of Riverside Point.

The rowdy crowd may be seen cheering, singing, celebrating and counting right down to the brand new 12 months. Many had their masks pulled down.

One man was seen standing on an elevated platform pouring a liquid from a bottle into the group surrounding him.

The Straits Times has contacted the police, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment and the Urban Redevelopment Authority for remark.

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