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Revolve boat party organisers deny Covid-19 rules breaches

The organisers of a summer boat party that involved dozens of overseas social media influencers today denied breaches of Covid-19 regulations.

Selange Gitschner, 40, and Matthew Strong, 43, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court yesterday to failure to enforce mask-wearing regulations at a boat party involving US high fashion firm Revolve.

They also denied having “aided, counselled and procured” Orville Burrell, a reggae artist whose stage name is Shaggy, to leave his mandatory quarantine before he had a clear Covid-19 test.

It is alleged the offences happened on June 8 last year. Magistrate Craig Attridge adjourned the case until March 23.

He released the pair, from Warwick, who run the events organisation firm Dasfete, on $2,500 bail each.

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