A nursing union has urged the Western Australian government to ban crowds at a major AFL match, despite not a single local Covid case in the state.
The Australian Nursing Federation called on Premier Mark McGowan to slash spectators at the upcoming clash between St Kilda and the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It warned such events could become a super-spreader event if a secret case was lurking in the community, despite state borders being closed.
Federation secretary Mark Olsen said the union watched the Covid outbreaks unfold in New South Wales and Victoria with 'great concern'.
Pictured: Griffin Logue of the Dockers contests for a mark during the round 18 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium on July 15 in Perth. Australian Nursing Federation has urged the government to slash the crowds
Pictured: Crowds were not permitted to attend the 2021 AFL Round 15 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on June 27
Sydneysiders are entering their fourth week of lockdown with 105 new cases announced on Sunday, while contact tracers in Melbourne are grappling with 17 new cases