Crackdown on loopholes in Victoria, with Australian death toll at 24.
It was just last weekend that Victoria’s beaches were filled with locals, but this weekend authorities will be implementing tough new social distancing rules – and banning all loopholes.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton announced tighter restrictions yesterday, declaring that all recreational activities beyond basic exercise were not allowed.
Fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and golf among other sports and hobbies will not be allowed during the pandemic.
Golf, however, will still be allowed in QLD and NSW after a backflip from those respective state governments.
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“These restrictions are tough, but they are there for a reason. If we don’t do this, Victorians will die,” said Victoria’s Professor Sutton.
The latest death – a woman in her 60s – died in a Melbourne hospital on Wednesday night, as did a woman in her 70s in the same state.
Half of Victoria’s coronavirus deaths were cancer patients in the same hospital ward. 10 staff are also infected, and recovering at home.