December 29th – The Australian government said on the 29th that it would expel British tourists who ignored epidemic prevention regulations.
A video circulating on social media shows hundreds of young people holding Christmas carnivals in Sydney’s Bronte Beach and nearby parks. Witnesses said that most of them are from Britain.
According to a BBC report on the 29th, on Christmas Day, local residents in Sydney witnessed hundreds of tourists drinking, dancing and singing on Brontë Beach. Local journalist Peter Hanan said that most of them are from the United Kingdom.
“You can clearly hear the British accent, and some people still wear British team uniforms”.
The beach rave sparked the anger of Sydney’s local residents, and the health department called the carnival’s behavior “indescribable”.
Australian Immigration Minister Alexander Hawke also expressed shock at the frenzy, “If their actions threaten public health security, they will be repatriated after their passports are cancelled”.
But he did not disclose how to monitor the whereabouts of participants in these parties, and no one has been punished for this.
Before Christmas, Sydney’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 appeared again after a few months, and the local government began to impose restrictions, including banning holiday gatherings and blocking severely infected areas.
In this epidemic, Sydney has confirmed a total of 129 cases.