The couple celebrates a traditional Islamic wedding in Melbourne, surrounded by friends and family, despite the social gathering rules
- The images showed the couple dancing with family and friends at the reception
- They broke social distance policy and told people to be at least 1.5 meters apart
- Victorians seen outside with more than one other person will be fined this week
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A couple broke social distance rules to get married at a traditional Islamic wedding in Melbourne with more than five guests attending the ceremony.
Images showed the couple dancing with the family and friends at the reception on Sunday, 7 News reported.
The wedding party danced nearby, ignoring government rules banning people from marrying more than five people.
They also violated the social distance policy, which required people to be at least 1.5 meters apart to stop the spread of COVID-19.
A couple broke social distance rules to get married at a traditional Islamic wedding in Melbourne with more than five guests attending the ceremony
The Victorian police conducted 1,430 checks on residents over the weekend to ensure they were following the rules of social isolation.
About 11 people were not at home, but officers said they could have been on doctor’s appointments.
Nobody was fined, but warnings were given to people who didn’t follow the rules.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 4.167
New South Wales: 1,918
South Australia: 299
Western Australia: 311
Australian Capital Territory: 77
Northern Territory: 15
TOTAL CASES: 4.167
On Sunday, restrictions on social gatherings were further limited by the federal government.
Victorians caught outside with more than one other person will be fined $ 1,652 on the spot starting Tuesday.
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said the possibility of community transfer was the most worrying, which is why the “radical” new rules for public interaction were needed.
Community transmission is the spread of the virus to a person with no known links to a known case.
“It is worrying, especially in Sydney and to a lesser extent in Melbourne and South East Queensland,” said Professor Murphy at Sunday night’s press conference.
“If you have outbreaks in the community, they can be much harder to detect, so we’ve broadened the testing criteria in those areas to make sure we can detect and control them.”
The national death toll reached 16 after the deaths of two more people in Victoria and Queensland overnight, as new quarantine measures for international arrivals are taking effect across the country.
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy (right) said the possibility of community transfer was the most worrying, which is why the ‘radical’ new rules for public interaction were needed
A man in her eighties died of a corona virus in a hospital in Victoria, while a 75-year-old woman died in Queensland after a trip on the Ruby Princess cruise ship docked in Sydney.
Morrison announced a new $ 1.1 billion health package earlier on Sunday to address the COVID-19 crisis, saying that increased cooperation in the field of self-isolation and social distance distribution is generating dividends.
“There are still strong increases, no doubt about that,” said the prime minister.
“But if we take the measures we have taken and implemented and we have the cooperation of the Australian people, it will of course have consequences for the way we control the spread of the virus.”
Sunday’s new measures explained
Only two people are allowed to gather in public areas and other gathering areas: Households – no matter how big – can still go outside together, but individual people can only speak to one other person. The two person limit does not apply to workplaces, schools or households.
Moratorium on disposals from rental properties for the next six months: Scott Morrison said that State and Territories will move to ban landlords from evicting tenants who struggle to pay rent. Mr. Morrison urged landlords to work with their tenants and banks to find immediate solutions.
Outdoor playgrounds, skate parks and gyms are closed from Monday: Boot camps are reduced to one-on-one outdoor personal training.
Australians insisted on shopping only for the essentials and nothing more: Mr. Morrison reminded people that it’s not time to browse or catch up with friends. “When you go shopping, you just have to go for the things you need and do it and go home,” he said.
People over 70 or with chronic illnesses are discouraged from leaving their homes: Mr. Morrison said that the elderly should only go outside for doctor’s appointments or medical reasons. He said vulnerable groups who need help with shopping should have access to “support through their community or others.”