He advised people not to be screened at all, despite the fact that health authorities were doing all they could to contain the outbreak.
Posting on Facebook, the dishonoured celebrity chef and vocal anti-vaxxer posted a screenshot of an article that read, “Sydney COVID outbreak grows overnight with two new cases.”
Evans wrote, “OUTBREAK … 2 cases,” along with the clown-faced emojis.
He said, “Can you see where this is heading again. Testing for the common cold? Do not get tested.”
He followed up with a series of conspiratorial posts about “sheeple” and it came before cases erupted into a cluster of 17 with residents of Sydney’s Northern Beaches LGA encouraged to stay home.
Comments reveal that some of Evans’ fans agree with the outspoken fame.
“So this is the scare tactic to try convince people to get the vaccine when it hits Australia,” one sceptic wrote.
“How sad to see all these fearful sheep being played like puppets,” said another.
In November, Evans promised that he would leave his Facebook account and switch to the U.S. social media site Parler to free himself from “censorship.”
But in December, the conspiracy theorist has written more than ten times a day on Facebook.
NSW Health Authorities have confirmed 12 new cases of COVID in the Sydney Northern Beaches cluster, with a toll of 17.
Residents have been advised to remain at home for the next three days.