For Aussies who were hoping to spend a holiday weekend at the beach, though, this edict is proving a challenge.
Since then, Bondi’s beachside pavilion has transformed from a place to get snacks and change into swimsuits into a pop-up coronavirus testing center.
The neighborhood had been identified as a hotspot for coronavirus cases, some of which are being linked to the many backpackers who come from around the world to stay in hostels near the water.
Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Beach is now blocked from visitors.
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Now, the beaches along the Gold Coast in Queensland are also officially off-limits as well.
“For us to win this fight against Covid-19, we’re in it together, and if a minority of people are congregating and spreading it … in this case, health is the number-one priority,” Tom Tate, mayor of the Gold Coast, told media.
He added a warning to residents and non-residents alike: “Happy Easter, but stay home and stay out of the Gold Coast.”
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