- Although allowed to enter, the security was suspicious and called the police.
- The perpetrator used another man’s driver’s license and vaccination certificate.
- AMA WA branch director Duncan-Smith: “We don’t want a massive spike.”
When The Urge To Gamble Overshadows Reason
A 28-year old man from West Australia has been charged with providing fake identification and proof of vaccination documents in order to gamble at Crown Perth. The MSN reports that the man was given permission to enter the Crown Perth complex last week, after showing the security his digital vaccination certificate stored on a mobile phone and a WA driver’s license.
However, security staff had their doubts and they called the police, which allegedly find out that the man gave a false name to both casino security and police officers using another person’s driver’s license and vaccination certificate. Three charges are laid in total, including failure to comply with a direction and providing false personal details, and the perpetrator is due to appear in court on February 9th.
The arrest and charges come right after two new cases of Covid-19 were recorded over the weekend, both believed to have been infectious in the local community, which encouraged WA health authorities to urge the citizens to continue using SafeWA app.
Mark Duncan-Smith, Australian Medical Association WA branch president, stated ‘We need to slow the spread because we don’t want a massive spike, a tidal wave of bad cases that could flood our medical system’, adding that it is imperative to prevent the disease to ‘rip through our society’, which is why ‘we want it to go slowly so our medical system doesn’t get overrun’.
The number of check-ins to the SafeWA app has an average of around 1,6 million per day, with peak numbers recorded on New Year’s Day, Boxing Day, and Christmas Day. On the latter date, there were well over two million scans, while the lowest number recorded was on January 9th, with around 1,3 million scans. As a reminder, in the first week, the app was made mandatory in 2021, there were almost 2,5 million scans each day.