EVE Fanfest 2022 in Reykjavik is barely over, and the first cases of COVID-19 among visitors have already begun to appear. At least two people present at the event reported a positive test, including well-known EVE Online the player is Charles White, who plays the character Cosmic Pope Max Singularity. Charles posted a tweet with a video showing his positive side-flow test to warn participants who were in close contact with him that they could be exposed.
This year’s Fanfest became CCP Games ’first personal event since the beginning of the pandemic was originally presented as an event safe for COVID this will require proof of vaccination and compliance with all other local guidelines. But that requirement was lifted earlier this year when Iceland began lifting its COVID safety restrictions in the mid-wave of Omicron, meaning Fanfest had no requirements for vaccines, masks and social distancing. Instead, the CCP declared occupational safety plan To protect those present from the virus transmitted by aerosol particles in the air, it was necessary to provide hand sanitizers and “encourage [attendees] remember other people’s personal space ”. This spring, the number of cases in Iceland itself was relatively low, but of course Fanfest has attracted hundreds of gamers from around the world, including in countries like the US, which is now experiencing an increase in cases in a pandemic that is far from over.
The Kyonoke Plague !! https://t.co/PPDZlquC9W
They say I am a positive person !!
– Max Singularity Space Pope (@MaxSingularity) May 8, 2022
Currently, there are risks in any international travel or personal event, but obviously we hope that Fanfest will not lead to a serious outbreak, especially given the recent devastating news that A PAX employee died after being infected with the virus in PAX East this year. Participants traveling to the U.S. or Canada must pass a negative test result before they can board their flight, so this may disrupt some people’s plans for international travel in addition to the obvious health risks. Hopefully the Space Pope and everyone else have a safe way home and a speedy recovery.
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