April 20, 2021

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9.44pm GMT

A man has been charged after allegedly becoming aggressive at a McDonald’s in northwestern Sydney when staff asked him to sign in using a QR code, reports the AAP.

NSW Police will allege in court the man refused to use the Covid-safe check-in at the fast-food outlet in Kellyville Ridge on Saturday evening.

9.40pm GMT

Beachgoers have been told not to enter the water at a number of popular beaches on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula following a possible shark sighting, the AAP reports.

The possible sighting occurred about 6.15pm on Monday at Thirteenth beach in Barwon Heads, about 20 kilometres southeast of Geelong.

We don’t have the medical reports back to know exactly was it a shark or was another form of marine animal.

We’ll have a chat about what’s going to be the best actions for the day there, there’ll more aerial surveillance, just to make sure that it’s as safe as it can be.

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