Freedom violates COVID's boundaries and crowds on Victoria's beaches, parks


The prime minister of the Australian state of Victoria has called on citizens to "keep their way" after flooding of beaches and parks over the weekend in violation of lockdown laws.

Freedom violates COVID's boundaries and crowds on Victoria's beaches, parks


Victoria, which is experiencing a rapid winter outbreak of coronavirus, relaxed lockdown regulations last weekend but still allowed only five people from two families to gather outside.

On Saturday, many people ignored the rules and crowds in parks and beaches, forcing State Premier Daniel Andrews to remind Victorians not to be selfish and to maintain physical distance.

Only 12 new coronavirus cases and one death occurred in Victoria on Sunday, which is good for winter peaks.

The deceased was an elderly resident of an elderly care facility who had spread an epidemic.

"We're so close," Andrews said.

"Let none of us do anything that harms the most positive numbers. Once we reduce them, we can keep them low, and if we are still a fool or something ourselves. If not, we can reopen.

Andrews said Victoria's situation was "critical" as the state moved toward more relaxation of lockdown laws.

"It's sunny, yes, and people like to go to the beach when it's sunny, but there's a global epidemic," he said.

"Definitely, there's a lot of desire to see this thing, to beat it, and to have a summer and coveted normal Christmas and 2021."


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