Crowded parks and beaches forced State Governor Daniel Andrews to urge residents to adhere to quarantine restrictions.
Large groups of residents in Melbourne and other cities in Victoria’s Australian state filled beaches and parks over the weekend, despite a quarantine ban imposed by authorities. Last weekend, state authorities loosened the isolation rules by allowing no more than five people to gather outside, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday, October 4. Many people ignored these rules on Saturday.
Overcrowded parks and beaches forced state governor Daniel Andrews to appeal to residents to stay the course taken because of a major surge in coronavirus disease. Andrews urged Victorians to maintain physical distance.
“Yes, it is sunny and people like to go to the beach in sunny weather, but now there is a global epidemic. Let none of us will do anything that could undermine the very positive numbers. Once they are low, we will be able to keep them low and reopen unless we do something stupid or selfish right now,” the governor said.
As reported, Victoria’s authorities announced a disaster regime because of the coronavirus. The most severe restrictions were adopted in the state capital Melbourne, the second-largest city in Australia. Antiepidemic restrictions of the fourth level were introduced there from August 2, providing for curfew from 20.00 to 5.00.