‘Cool off for a few minutes and come back’: The star comes under fire for its VERY lax response to a man’s temperature reading of 48C – but casino says there’s more to it
- A viral video shows The Star casino letting in a man with a temperature of 48C
- Satirical news site The Chaser tested the venue’s COVID-19 screening process
- A presenter put a heat pack on his forehead to artificially raise his temperature
- Security personnel told him to “cool down for 10 minutes” and then come back in
- The Star says the video has been heavily edited and does not reflect what happened
The Star Casino’s coronavirus protocols came under scrutiny after guards told a 48C man to ‘cool down and come back’.
A viral video posted by the satirical news site The hunter, tests the Sydney venue’s COVID-19 screening process in a comedy video.
The presenter artificially raised his temperature by putting a heat pack on his forehead to find out “how sick you must be to not be able to gamble?”
But The Star has called the ‘edited’ video a ‘stunt’ and said it doesn’t depict what really happened.
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Serious questions have arisen about The Star Casino’s coronavirus protocols after security guards told a man (pictured) with a temperature reading of 48C to ‘cool down’
A viral video posted by satirical news site The Chaser, tested the Sydney venue’s COVID-19 screening process in a comedy video
When he tries to enter the stage, guards perform a temperature check using an infrared thermometer gun.
But when the reading returns to 48C, the blasé guards tell the man to “cool down for 10 minutes or so” and “come back.”
Seemingly unconcerned by the extremely high reading – 11 ° C above what is considered normal at 37 ° C – a guard suggests that his “Russian hat” may be to blame for the reading.
The alarmingly casual approach to the screening process comes after a coronavirus-positive man visited The Star two months earlier.
A gambler visited the glitzy location on July 4 and was later found to be infected.
The star was forced to undergo a massive deep cleansing before reopening.
At the start of the video, a Chaser presenter arrives at the casino in a hospital gown and tries to enter, but is refused.
The star told Daily Mail Australia that the ‘dress stunt’ was their last interaction with security officials.
A Chaser presenter arrives at the casino in a hospital coat and tries to enter, but is refused
This has been made plain as a comic and satirical stunt. It’s what these guys do, ‘the casino said in a statement.
However, the published video completely misrepresents the events by significantly editing and rearranging the events.
No one with a high temperature was allowed access to the casino and the delivery of the hospital gown was reported to the police over welfare concerns.
Furthermore, the claim that the person in the gown came in later after changing clothes is false.
NSW registered four new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
Three of the cases were returning travelers staying in hotel quarantine and one case was linked to a known cluster.
The patient had already been there in self-isolation for being a close contact of an infected person related to the Sydney Concord Hospital outbreak.
There are currently 136 active coronavirus cases in NSW.
The Star casino in Sydney has confirmed that the gambler has tested positive for corona virus
A presenter in the Chaser video wears a T-shirt that reads, I have COVID-19