Australia’s hottest beach has been closed after hundreds of folks gathered there on Friday in defiance of “social distancing” rules.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison had requested Australians to not gather in teams of greater than 500 outside, whereas an indoor restrict was set at 100.

It was additionally suggested that folks keep not less than 1.5m away from one another.

So Friday’s scenes at Bondi Beach in Sydney sparked anger from many, together with Australia’s well being minister Greg Hunt.

Mr Hunt instructed reporters that these pictured on the beach had been “putting others at risk”.

He added: “What occurred in Bondi was unacceptable, and the native council should take steps to cease that from occurring.

“This is all of our duty, every of us.

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“I would say to everybody, we are all in this together.”

On Saturday, Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott stated Bondi Beach can be quickly closed, in accordance with a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Australia has greater than 750 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19, the respiratory sickness attributable to the coronavirus. Seven folks have died.

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In the US state of Florida, metropolis officers took it upon themselves to shut seashores after Governor Ron DeSantis refused to.

It got here after photos of faculty college students having fun with their break by flocking to the state’s seashores earlier in the week.

Mr DeSantis had stated on Tuesday that he wouldn’t shut the seashores, regardless of closing the state’s bars and golf equipment, however he did restrict events to 10 folks per group.

But the mayors of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, two of the state’s hottest beach locations, had ordered their seashores closed.

Beaches in Tampa and Naples are additionally closed, together with these in Miami-Dade County.

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Florida has greater than 500 confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus.

Globally there have been 272,000 circumstances and 11,000 deaths.