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Is Celine Dion Now Forced To Use A Wheelchair?!

Was Celine Dion forced to attend her son’s wedding in a wheelchair after suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-10-13 : Updated for new wave
Updated @ 2023-06-30 : Added video and other updates

Originally posted @ 2023-04-13

 

Claim : Celine Dion Attended Her Son’s Wedding In Wheelchair!

People are sharing TikTok and YouTube videos which claim to show Celine Dion attending her son’s wedding in a wheelchair, after being diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome.

It’s just so heart breaking to watch !!

Singer Celine Dion attending her son’s wedding, she was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition known as stiff-person syndrome.

A reminder that health is the most important aspect of life…..

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Truth : Celine Dion Did Not Attend Her Son’s Wedding In A Wheelchair!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to go viral on TikTok and other social media platforms, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Celine Dion Revealed Her Diagnosis In December 2022

First, let’s start with a quick recap on Celine Dion’s recent health problems.

Celine Dion (born Céline Marie Claudette Dion on 30 March, 1968) announced in an emotional video on 8 December 2022, that she had been struggling with health issues for a long time.

She did not mention how long ago she started experiencing muscle spasms, but they became so “severe and persistent” that on 19 October 2021, she delayed her Las Vegas residency. Then on 15 January 2022, she was forced to cancel the US and Canadian concerts from 9 March to 22 April 2022.

It was only recently that the muscle spasms Celine Dion was suffering from was diagnosed as Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) – a rare neurological disorder with features of an autoimmune disease.

I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time. And it’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.

Recently I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome which affects something like one-in-a-million people.

While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms I’ve been having.

Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to.

Fact #2 : That Was Kathy Poirier, Not Celine Dion

The lady in the wheelchair was not Celine Dion, but a 55 year-old mother called Kathy Poirier from Florida.

Kathy Poirier suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a progressive nervous system disease that causes a loss of muscle control.

When her 28 year-old son, Zak Poirier, married Anja d’Adesky, 27, on 9 April 2022, she had already lost the ability to walk, and arrived in a wheelchair.

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Kathy Poirier and her sons

Fact #3 : Kathy Poirier Danced With Her Son

The viral TikTok video was edited to show Celine Dion (really Kathy Poirier) being lifted to hug her son who tears up, before she is placed back on her wheelchair.

In the real video, Kathy actually danced with her son on his wedding day! In his now-deleted Instagram post, Zak explained:

My Mom was diagnosed with ALS shortly before I graduated law school. Since that time, I’ve watched her bravely fight her diagnosis and challenge the odds against her.

Despite not being able to stand on her own, my Mom and I shared a dance at my wedding. She inspires me every day to be humble, kind and selfless. Love you Mom.

On that day, Zak and his two brothers escorted her to the dance floor for the mother-son dance. The three brothers then lifted her off the wheelchair.

With his brothers holding her upright, Kathy Poirier was able to dance with Zak that day. Her sons then lowered her back onto her wheelchair while their guests gave them a standing ovation.

Their wedding planner, Root to Stems also posted a video on Instagram, which went viral last year.

Fact #5 : Celine Dion Can Still Stand + Walk

Just to be clear, Celine Dion is not suffering from ALS, but from SPS – Stiff Person Syndrome.

As of April 2023, Celine Dion is able to stand and walk on her own, as well as sing and act. This is obvious from the posts (example) she made to promote her movie with Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan – Love Again.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Another Fake TikTok Video

This is just another example of fake videos created by TikTok content creators to go viral, and here are other examples you may have seen:

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Indian Robot Dancers @ Shanghai Disneyland?!

Did China create these amazing Indian robot dancers at the Shanghai Disneyland?!

Watch the viral clip for yourself, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : China Created Indian Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

Here is the video that people are sharing on WhatsApp and social media platforms. It is often paired with a short explanation in English.

Watch this dance carefully. Dancing at Disneyland in Shanghai. These two are not human dancers, *But two robots made in China. *The duration of the dance h is only five minutes. But the waiting time to buy tickets to see this dance is 4 hours. Tickets to see this dance cost 499 yuan, which is equivalent to 75 dollars. Robots’ facial expressions are so perfect that it’s hard to distinguish them from real people.

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They Are NOT Indian Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

The agility and grace of these dancers are amazing, but they are NOT Indian robot dancers created by China for Shanghai Disneyland!

The less gullible would point out that it is something you would only expect from human Indian dancers, and they would be right.

Fact #1 : This Is An Old Video From 2017

While this video has only started circulating in April-May 2023, the original video was posted on YouTube in August 2017 – more than 5 years ago!

The original video is called “Vahana Alarippu: Bharatanatyam Dance | Best of Indian Classical Dance”, and is 23 seconds longer than the viral video, with a different audio track.

Fact #2 : Those Are Professional Indian Classical Dancers!

The two dancers are professional Indian classical dancers called Sophia Salingaros and Isha Parupudi.

It is unknown where this dance actually took place. The description did not mention a location. But it is more than certain that this dance did not occur at the Shanghai Disneyland!

Fact #3 : 499 Yuan Was Old Entry Price To Shanghai Disneyland

The fake story claimed that the ticket to watch this performance costs 499 Yuan – about US$73 / £55 / RM303. That would be ridiculously exorbitant for a single show.

In truth, that was the cost of an entry ticket to the Shanghai Disneyland when it first opened in February 2016.

Since 6 June 2018, it has been priced at 399 Yuan (off-peak), 575 Yuan (peak) and 665 Yuan (peak holiday).

In 23 June 2023, Shanghai Disneyland raised prices again, with a Regular ticket at 435 Yuan. Regular Plus ticket at 545 Yuan, Peak ticket at 659 Yuan, and Peak Plus ticket at 769 Yuan.

Fact #4 : Disneyland Does Not Charge Extra To Watch Certain Shows

Anyone who has been to Disneyland knows that the entry fee is pricey. That’s because it covers all rides and shows inside Disneyland.

You only need to pay for food and drinks, and arcade games. Or if you opt to purchase Disney Fastpasses (Fastpass, FastPass+, MaxPass) to bypass long queues at popular rides or shows.

Otherwise, all rides and shows are free to enjoy once you enter Disneyland.

Fact #5 : That Is The Third Fake Video Of Shanghai Disneyland Robot Dancers!

This is actually the third fake video of robot dancers at the Shanghai Disneyland. It’s absurd how people keep passing off videos of real dancers as robot dancers!

This one circulated earlier, claiming to be of a female robot dancer that handily beats all Japanese made-robots. In truth, the fake news creator took the video clip from the 2018 World Dance Sport Federation Championship in Lithuania…

Read more : Did China Create This Amazing Female Dancing Robot?

And this video was taken from a Chinese Ballroom Dance Federation (CBDF) competition

Read more : Are These Shanghai Disneyland Robot Dancers Real?!

 

 

Who Would Create Fake Story About Indian Robot Dancers?

With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories and fake videos being created and shared.

Some believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas. Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.

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Are Ukrainians Spending Western Money On Parties?!

Are the Ukrainians are wasting money donated by Western countries on parties in Kyiv?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ukrainians Are Spending Western Money On Parties!

People are sharing a series of viral videos posted by RadioGenova, which claim to show Ukrainian nightclub parties, as evidence that Ukrainians are wasting money donated by Western countries on parties in Kyiv!

Meanwhile in Kiev nightclubs… Please donate more money!

Kiev 2023, Boho Yosai and Infinitum nightclubs. Please donate more money. The party must go on!

Infinitum nightclub in Kiev now. Please donate more money. The party must go on!

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Truth : Ukrainians Are Not Spending Western Money On Parties!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by pro-Russia activists to diminish support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Videos Were Originally Posted In TikTok

There is no evidence that the viral videos were recorded by RadioGenova.

They were originally posted by a TikTok account called kievnight (@Kiev_night), and reposted (stolen? misappropriated?) by RadioGenova on its Twitter account.

Fact #2 : The Videos Were Recorded In 2021

RadioGenova falsely claimed that the videos were just recorded in 2023.

The TikTok account that posted the original videos, kievnight, stated that they were recorded in 2021 – before Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

Other videos clearly stated that it was recorded in 2021. For example, this kievnight posted this video on 2 September 2022, but was really recorded on 24 August, 2021 (24 серпня 2021 року).

kievnight also posted this TikTok video showing scenes from Kiev, before and after the Russian invasion.

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@kievnight

#kiev 💔

♬ orijinal ses – Kiev_night

Fact #3 : Ukraine Still Has A Curfew

Although parts of Ukraine far from the frontlines are reopening, Ukraine still has a curfew which is stricter closer to the fighting, and more relaxed further away. In the Donetsk region, for example, curfew begins at 9 PM.

In the early days of the war, Kyiv had an early 5 PM curfew, with several nationwide lockdowns that lasted 3 days. But that was gradually loosened as the war improved in Ukraine’s favour.

Restaurants, clubs and bars were allowed to reopen, but had their closing times limited to between 8 PM and 9:30 PM. In March 2023, that was extended to 11 PM, which meant last orders would be around 10 PM, with a closing time of about 10:30 PM.

Night life may be returning in Ukraine, but that does not mean people are partying in the wee hours of the morning.

Fact #4 : Western Funds Are Not Going Into Nightclubs

Russian propaganda has traditionally been crude, and it’s no different from this one. Only simpletons would believe the spiel that these nightclubs and parties are being funded by Western countries.

These Ukrainian nightclubs and parties are private affairs, and have nothing to do with donations and funding provided by Western countries to aid in Ukraine’s defence against the Russian invasion.

The bulk of Western contributions to Ukraine are coming in the form of military hardware – guns, missiles, rockets, tanks, helicopters, and even fighter jets. None of which would be helpful in getting any party going.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake News About Ukraine War

This is just another example of fake news created about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here are other examples you may have seen on social media:

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Fact Check : Babo The Amazing Blind Figure Skater!

Does a viral dance video show Babo, a blind figure skater who lost his eyesight and mother in a fire many years ago?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Babo Becomes A Figure Skater After Becoming Blind!

A video has gone viral on WhatsApp, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, showing a pair of male and female dancers, together with these descriptions:

👆This is not one of the ice skating videos.

It’s one of the most amazing performance in the history of skating, which brought tears to the 10,000 spectators present.

Babo, the male dancer, has been blind since childhood. In a fire accident, his mother held him tightly in her arms and jumped from the 7th floor. His mother died, the little Babo became blind due to hemorrhage in his eyes and survived multiple bone fracture.

His mother was an ice skater and Babo inherited that gene. Although he couldn’t see anything, he still pursued his passion enthusiastically.

Here he is doing the famous tango “La Cumparsita” with his partner at the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki!👆

His ears could measure the surrounding sound and distance like a bat. His female dancing partner is equally amazing. She danced with him so elegantly giving the sense of orientation and movements to her partner as if through telepathy so that even the most difficult synchronised movements kept perfect rhythm.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

 

Truth : That Is Not Babo, And He Is Not A Blind Figure Skater!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms, and here are there reasons why, and what we know about the video…

Fact #1 : Video Was Recorded In 2017

While many people think that this is a recent video, the video was actually recorded at the 2017 International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championship, that was held in Helsinki, Finland.

The original video is very long – lasting almost 4 hours. The video clip that went viral on WhatsApp and social media, was edited from this video, starting at the 02:03:28 mark.

Fact #2 : Video Shows Russian Ice Dancers

The video does not show a blind American dancer called Babo, and his female partner. It shows Russian ice dancers Ivan Bukin, and Alexandra Stepanova.

While Ivan Bukin (born Ivan Andreyevich Bukin on 16 September 1993) closed his eyes for a moment before they started skating, he is not blind.

Just in case you are wondering – Alexandra Stepanova (born Alexandra Nikolayevna Stepanova on 19 August 1995) is also not blind.

Fact #3 : Ivan Bukin’s Mother Did Not Die In A Fire

Ivan Bukin is the son of 1988 Olympic ice dancing champion Andrei Bukin, and ice dancer Elena Vasiuk.

Elena Vasiuk did not die in a fire when Ivan Bukin was a child. No one jumped from the 7th floor of any building in a fire, at least not in his family!

In July 2018, Bukin mentioned that both of his parents came to watch him dance to a new Tango Romantica dance routine. So we know that his parents are still alive and well in 2018.

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Is This President Macron Dancing With His Wife 30 Years Ago?!

Take a look at the viral video of President Macron with his dancing teacher who became his wife, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : This Was President Macron With His Dancing Teacher / Wife 30 Years Ago!

People are sharing this video which claims to show a young Emmanuel Macron dancing with his teacher, who would end up becoming his current wife, Brigette Macron.

This is a 30 year old Television clip. This video is interesting not only because of the dance sequence, but because, this young boy is the current president of France, & the Lady dancer, his teacher …. is his current wife …Interesting!!! Isn’t it? 🤷‍🤷‍♀ 🤷‍🤷‍♀ 🤔🤔🤔🤔

 

Truth : That Was Not President Macron With His Dancing Teacher / Wife!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Brigitte Did Not Teach Macron Dancing

Brigitte Auzière (born Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux on 13 April 1953) first met Emmanuel Macron at the La Providence High School in 1998, when she was a 40 year-old teacher, and he was a 15 year-old student and a classmate of her daughter, Laurence.

She was not his dancing teacher, but taught him literature and was in charge of the theatre class that he attended. Brigitte divorced her husband, André-Louis Auzière, in January 2006 and married Macron in October 2007.

Fact #2 : Brigitte + Emmanuel Macron Never Participated In Dance Contests

As far as I can tell – Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron never participated in any dancing contest.

So it would be quite impossible for them to appear in a dance competition 30 years ago.

Fact #3 : Viral Video Was Recorded In 2016

The viral video, which people claimed was Emmanuel Macron dancing with his teacher Brigitte, was not recorded 30 years ago.

It was posted on the SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance) YouTube channel on 6 September 2017, but featured on another YouTube channel on 13 July 2016.

Fact #4 : Music Was From 2014

You can also date the video using the music. It was certainly not 30 years old, but a much more recent – Toca Toca (Radio Edit) by Fly Project was published on YouTube on 14 May 2014.

Fact #5 : Viral Video Is Of Jenna Johnson + Jake Monreal

The viral video does not show Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron dancing in a competition.

The two dancers are Jenna Johnson and Jake Monreal, who were competing in “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” on July 11, 2016.

The YouTube video had the title “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation – Jenna and Jake’s Ballroom Performance“.

In that video, Jenna and Jake performed a Cha Cha routine which was choreographed by Jean Marc Genereux, to “Toca Toca (Radio Edit)“.

Fact #6 : Jenna Johnson Is A Professional Dancer

Jenna Johnson (born April 12, 1994) is an American professional dance and choreographer, who was one of the mentors in that dance competition.

She competed with Jake Monreal in 2016, and made it to the Top 8 before elimination on August 1, 2016. She returned to the show in Season 14 to mentor Kiki Nyemchek, and made it to Top 4.

Fact #7 : Jake Monreal Is A Professional Dancer

Jake Monreal (born September 24, 2003) is now a 19 year-old professional dancer, who began dancing at the age of 10. At that time the video was recorded, he was just 12 years old.

Jake would become a professional dancer for Dancing with the Stars Junior in 2018.

Fact #8 : Just Another Example Of Fake News About Politicians

This is just another example of fake news created about politicians, and shared on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Here are some other examples I fact checked:

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Are These Shanghai Disneyland Robot Dancers Real?!

Did China create these amazing robot dancers at the Shanghai Disneyland, beating even the Japanese?

Watch the viral clip for yourself, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : China Created Classic Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

Here is the video that countless people have been sharing on social media and even on YouTube. It is often paired with a short explanation in (broken) English.

This classic dance is only created in China and broadcast in Shanghai Disneyland. They are not female dance artists, but all robots made in China.

The performance time is only about 5 minutes, but the ticket queue time takes 4 hours. The ticket price is 499 yuan.

It has surpassed Japan in complexity, and its perfect facial expressions. Send this video to everyone to watch. Let us enjoy together…

 

Truth : They Are NOT Robot Dancers At Shanghai Disneyland!

The agility and grace of these dancers are amazing, but they are NOT robot dancers created by China for Shanghai Disneyland!

The less gullible would point out that it is something you would only expect from professional human dancers, and they would be right.

Fact #1 : That Is A Video Of A CBDF Competition

That was actually a video clip from one of the many competitions organised and broadcast by the CBDF (Chinese Ballroom Dance Federation).

Although we cannot ascertain who the dancers are, you can see the CBDF logo in the background, at 4:03 and 4:38.

No robot made today can match their agility and grace.

Fact #2 : 499 Yuan Was The Entry Price To Shanghai Disneyland

The fake story claimed that the ticket to watch this performance costs 499 Yuan – about US$73 / £55 / RM303. That would be ridiculously exorbitant for a single show.

In truth, that was the cost of an entry ticket to the Shanghai Disneyland when it first opened in February 2016.

Since 6 June 2018, it has been priced at 399 Yuan (off-peak), 575 Yuan (peak) and 665 Yuan (peak holiday).

Fact #3 : Disneyland Does Not Charge Extra To Watch Certain Shows

Anyone who has been to Disneyland knows that the entry fee is pricey. That’s because it covers all rides and shows inside Disneyland.

You only need to pay for food and drinks, and arcade games. Or if you opt to purchase Disney Fastpasses (Fastpass, FastPass+, MaxPass) to bypass long queues at popular rides or shows.

Otherwise, all rides and shows are free to enjoy once you enter Disneyland.

Fact #4 : That Is Not The Only Fake Video Of Chinese Robot Dancers

That is not the only fake video of Chinese robot dancers.

This one circulated earlier, claiming to be of a female robot dancer that handily beats all Japanese made-robots.

In that example, they took the video clip from the 2018 World Dance Sport Federation Championship in Lithuania…

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Who Would Create Fake Stories About Robot Dancers?

With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories being created and shared.

Some believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas.

Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.

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Did China Create This Amazing Female Dancing Robot?

Did China create this amazing female dancing robot for a dance show in Shanghai?

Watch the viral video for yourself, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Did China Create This Amazing Dancing Robot?

Here is the video that countless people have been sharing on social media and even on YouTube. It is often paired with a short explanation in (broken) English.

Can u believe that this female dancer is robot ? The dance was held in Shanghai n it lasted only 5 minutes but the queue was 4hrs n cost 499 Yuan!

It has surpassed Japan in complexity, and saw its perfect facial expressions. Send this video to everyone to watch, let us enjoy together…

 

The Truth About This Amazing Female Dancing Robot

The agility and grace of this female dancing robot, and its facial expressions, are incredible.

The less gullible would point out that it is something you would only expect from a real human being, and they would be right.

Fact #1 : That Is A WDSF Competition Video

That was actually a video clip from the 2018 World Dance Sport Federation Championship in Lithuania.

The initials WDSF (World Dance Sport Federation) can be seen, together with the recording date at the upper left corner of the video.

Fact #2 : The Dance Only Lasted A Minute

The dance in the video only lasted just over a minute, even though the accompanying fake message claimed it lasted for 5 minutes.

Fact #3 : They Are Lithuanian Dance Champions

Both dancers are very human. In fact, they are Lithuanian dance champions Ieva Zukauskaite (female), and Evaldas Sodeika (male).

Fact #4 : 499 Yuan Was Old Entry Price To Shanghai Disneyland

The fake story claimed that the ticket to watch this performance costs 499 Yuan – about US$73 / £55 / RM303. That would be ridiculously exorbitant for a short dance.

In truth, that price was “copied” from the two earlier hoaxes (here and here) about robot dancers at the Shanghai Disneyland.

Even that price was not accurate, because 499 Yuan was the cost of an entry ticket to the Shanghai Disneyland when it first opened in February 2016.

Since 6 June 2018, it has been priced at 399 Yuan (off-peak), 575 Yuan (peak) and 665 Yuan (peak holiday).

 

Why Would Someone Create This Fake Dancing Robot Story?

With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories being created and shared.

Some believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas.

Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.

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MKN Now Allows Busking In Vaccination Centres (PPV)!

MKN amended their SOP for Phase 1 and Phase 2 states to allow busking in vaccination centres!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Busking : What Is It?

Busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities – public donations.

This can be performed outdoors, or indoors, and is a popular form of public entertainment all over the world.

For example, here is Crash Metal – a busker showing off his juggling skills outside of ICC Sydney.

 

MKN Now Allows Busking In Vaccination Centres (PPV)!

Since the pandemic started, buskers have been blocked from performing, and this has caused a complete loss of livelihood for these street performers.

After all, they need to perform publicly to make a living – literally live hand-to-mouth from each performance.

In a surprise move, the MKN released updated SOPs for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan, in which the only change was to ALLOW indoor and outdoor busking at COVID-19 vaccination centres.

This will allow buskers the opportunity to perform publicly again, for a captive crowd (literally!)

If you see buskers at your vaccination centre, please show them some support! Just make sure you keep your distance and wear a face mask!

Again, please note that the new SOP only allows busking at vaccination centres – they are still not allowed in other public places.

Also, this only applies to Phase 1 and Phase 2 states, and DO NOT APPLY to EMCO areas.

MKN likely limited busking activities to vaccination centres where there are police and RELA volunteers who can control their physical distancing.

Even so, this is a great opportunity for buskers, and I wish them all the best. I really miss the Blues Hat band. These guys are AWESOME!

 

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