Footage from an aged care facility has been on the headlines. The video uploaded on TikTok is from Advent Care Whitehorse, located in Nunawading, east of the CBD.
- The party took on 16th September, 2020, at the AdventCare Whitehorse.
- The staffs danced shoulder to should without wearing masks and PPE.
- The CEO of AdventCare, David Reece, claimed that the dancers put on masks as soon as they finished dancing
The video uploaded on TikTok from the AdventCare Whitehorse is highly criticized. People are not happy about hosting a party despite pandemic COVID-19 restrictions.
The staff hosted the party on 16th September 2020, Wednesday to create a special High Tea event.
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In the video, the staffs danced shoulder to shoulder in a musical performance in front of the residents. The attendants of the party have not worn masks and PPE and seem not to follow any COVID-19 precautions. The party bash’s aim is to celebrate a staff member’s milestone.
However, in response, the CEO of AdventCare, David Reece, claimed that the dancers put on masks as soon as they finished dancing during the special High Tea event.
According to the statement:
This was a source of great enjoyment for the residents and helped to lift their spirits at this time.
Explaining about the event, the bash took in the afternoon, where staffs entertained the residents seated at their tables. Furthermore, the statement claimed that the organization uses PPE all the time, and teams wore masks during the event.
The CEO claimed that only a few staff members and residents attended the party.
However, Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, explained that the argument did not stack up. Speaking up about the incident, Andrews claimed that the staff do not live there, and the cases have racked up via community transmission.
An aged care home is and will remain, for the foreseeable future, a high-risk environment.
The Tele Gram investigation over platforms and media have covered the story:
Voice Aajkal has also covered the news and tweeted it on Twitter. They also claimed staffs and residents without masks in the party inside the aged care home.
— VoiceAajkal (@VoiceAajkal) September 21, 2020
9 News Melbourne also tweeted about the incident claiming that the attendants at the party were not parasitizing any social distancing rules.
Despite Melbourne’s low COVID-19 figures, the Premier has shut down any hopes of easing restrictions early. It comes as new footage has emerged of a party inside an aged care home, seemingly not adhering to social distancing rules. @ChristineAhern #COVID19Vic #9News pic.twitter.com/HTGpAb2YUm
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) September 21, 2020
A user, @iBlatant, mentioned that almost all the deaths in the aged care in Victoria are from private aged care.
Which party governs NSW, buddy? Almost all the deaths in aged care in Victoria have been in private aged care, which the Federal government is responsible for. Which party is currently federally in power, buddy? Think before you post because you just look stupid 🙄
— iBlatant (@iBlatant) September 21, 2020
For your information; as of 22nd September 2020, there are 20,051 active cases with 763 deaths and 18,567 recovered cases in Victoria.