Huge crowds outside The Golden Sheaf pub in Sydney arouse the fear of the second wave of the corona virus
Wednesday 9 p.m., Sydney: Hundreds of students ignore social distances to queue for a $ 5 drink at a Double Bay pub – which begs the question ‘how many days until the city shuts down?’
- Hundreds of revelers braved public health warnings to queue at The Golden Sheaf in Double Bay
- Hordes of college students were crammed together on the street while they waited to enter the pub
- The Golden Sheaf holds an evening aimed at uni students with $ 5 drinks and music until 1am every Wednesday
- A resident took a photo and posted it online with the caption, “How many days until Sydney is locked up?”
- It sparked speculation about when a second outbreak would hit Sydney, leading to another dreaded shutdown
- NSW registered eight new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, seven of which were travelers in hotel quarantine
- Melburnians return to a six-week home stay to contain a second wave of cases in the state
Hundreds of revelers have defied public health warnings to queue at The Golden Sheaf in Sydney’s exclusive Double Bay, raising fears of a second coronavirus wave in the city.
Hordes of college students were crammed together on the street while they waited to enter the popular pub on Wednesday at 9 p.m.
The Golden Sheaf holds an evening aimed at college students with $ 5 drinks and music every Wednesday until 1am.
An enraged local took a picture of the crowded queue and posted it online with the caption, “How many days until Sydney is locked up?”
The crowd of teenagers soon sparked speculation about when a second outbreak would hit Sydney, leading to another dreaded shutdown.
“When I look at that photo, I smell the corona,” one person wrote.
Hordes of college students were seen crammed in line at 9 p.m. Wednesday for The Golden Sheaf in Double Bay, Sydney
The crowd of adolescents quickly raised questions about when a second outbreak would hit Sydney, leading to another dreaded shutdown
“As someone who lives in a place that is still quite locked up, I feel very anxious,” said another.
“I honestly give it seven days to close,” was another comment.
“What part of social distance do these people not take?”
Others feared that Sydney’s social detachment would cause the Queensland government to scrap the NSW / Queesnland border opening for tomorrow.
Queensland will allow NSW people from Friday 10th. I wouldn’t be surprised if that idea is canned, ”one person wrote.
Another witness said they drove past the popular location two hours later, at 11 p.m., and that the line was “ just as long. ”
NSW registered eight new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, seven of which were returning travelers in hotel quarantine.
The other was a woman in her thirties from southwest Sydney. Her case is still under investigation.
There are 454 active cases of COVID-19 in NSW.
The Golden Sheaf holds an evening aimed at college students with $ 5 drinks and music every Wednesday until 1am
Gladys Berejiklian is considering drastic measures to stop the transfer of the Victoria community to NSW. Pictured: Testing at Bondi Beach on Tuesday
It comes when Melburnians return to a six-week home stay in an attempt to contain a second wave of coronavirus cases in the state.
Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, can only leave their home to fetch food and supplies, receive or provide care, exercise, and study or work.
Victoria registered another 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the second-highest daily total after a record 191 cases on Tuesday.
Of the state’s new cases, only 11 were linked to known outbreaks, while 123 were investigated on Wednesday.
More than 850 cases remain active, an increase of nearly 800 per month. Victoria has a total of 2,942 COVID-19 cases.
The NSW government is now considering establishing a border north of Albury to protect the state from the escalating COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria.
Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian warned on Wednesday that the widespread transfer of COVID-19 by the southern state community poses a huge risk to NSW and urged residents of Albury and other border towns not to travel to other parts of the state.
“I am deeply concerned about what is happening in Victoria, the degree of community contamination is unlike anything we’ve seen in Australia,” she said.
Ms Berejiklian has also highlighted a number of COVID-19 meeting health orders that will be updated in the coming days.
Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer of NSW Health, also noted that a Victorian teenager who has vacationed in Merimbula on the southern coast of NSW has tested positive for coronavirus.
Dr Chant said the teenager and his family were not from a Melbourne hotspot COVID-19 and tested for the virus before leaving the state.
They were told the result was negative, but after arriving in NSW they were told there was an error and the result was actually positive, she said.
The family isolates in Merimbula.
Victoria registered another 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the second-highest daily total after a record 191 cases on Tuesday. Pictured: Police question drivers at Wednesday checkpoint in Albury when NSW-Victoria border closed