Prof Spurrier urged people to party at home in a bid to stop the spread of Omicron.
“I want this to be the absolute quietest New Year’s Eve anybody has ever had.”
Shouldn’t be a problem. She is in Adelaide, after all. In other end-of-times developments, let’s join David Thompson for his excellent 2021 review.
UPDATE. NYE festivities began early at Canberra’s Old Parliament House, where a smoking ceremony quickly became a burning ceremony:
The fire was put out within 20 minutes of ACT Fire and Rescue arriving on the scene, and authorities said the building sustained minimal internal damage.
After the blaze was extinguished several dozen protesters continued to confront police officers and the media outside the building.