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I think most takes miss the point re the photos of people at the beach. Sure, it’s allowed, whatever, ultimately, the outrage is about solidarity. This is a city divided, by wealth, opportunity, access. No one in the West can lounge on a beach, let alone leave their homes.
We touched on it before during the press conference but there has been a lot of discussion in NSW about the crowds of people gathering on Bondi beach over this this gloriously sunny weekend.
When asked to respond to images of people flocking to Sydney’s eastern sands, NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said it caused her “some concern” but said the reality was outdoor environments were “probably the safest” if people were social distancing.
I realise that many people who are living in south-western Sydney and western Sydney don’t have access to that because of the restrictions. So for me, it causes me some concern because clearly, I’m asking a lot of the people of south-western Sydney and western Sydney.
However, we do have to understand…in reality outdoor environments, if people are keeping away from each other, are probably the safest environments.
Dr Kerry Chant on crowds at Bondi beach: “For me, it causes me some concern because, clearly, I’m asking a lot of the people of south-western Sydney and western Sydney…However, in reality, outdoor environments… are probably the safest environments.” pic.twitter.com/KheOPJETQ8
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