I'm a celebrity ... keep me away! Crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus have been accused of sending thousands of Australians to closure. The 31-year-old make-up artist flew from Sydney to Ballina, New South Wales on Saturday to work on an Australian reality show. According to ABC News, he had an exemption that allowed him to travel only for the purposes of his work. The unidentified woman allegedly visited several places in the state over the weekend, including shops and restaurants in Byron Bay and Kingscliff, without registering a QR code. He later tested positive for the virus, closing Tweed and Byron Shire for seven days, forcing about 135,000 people to live under strict restrictions. The Queensland border is closed in the disaster area. The program's creator, ITV, told ITV News that close contact with the crew was immediately isolated and tested, and all rapid PCR tests performed by the crew were negative. A spokeswoman said: 'As reported, I'm a member of a celebrity team and tested positive for Covid-19. '
"ITV is disappointed and sympathizes with the impact it has had on the region."
The woan has been charged with several violations of public health orders, and police said her activities in Byron Bay and Kingscliff violated her work-related travel exemption terms. Sydney is still locked, so anyone traveling from there will have to stay home if they aren't working. Covid's positive results raise questions about recording the show. Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon said he is considering withdrawing permission to shoot the reality television show "Love Island," also produced by ITV, in the region. In addition to the criticism chorus, Catherine Cusack, a liberal member of the New South Wales Highhouse, called on state health minister Brad Hazard to resign.
The Australian version of Ima Celebrity was typically filmed in South Africa, but has moved to Australia due to travel restrictions on the coronavirus.
The UK version, on the other hand, has been shot in Wales for the second consecutive year in a series.