Where Australia is taking strict steps to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, residents of Brisbane have set aside all standard operating procedures and social distancing measures. A video of a Kebab Shop sparked outrage on social media that witnessed the people partying inside the store.
Kebab shop in a Brisbane nightclub district fined after a large number of people was filmed partying inside.
Video footage showed dozens of people in close proximity dancing and jumping in the Fortitude Valley store on the weekend, in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.
Furthermore, Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski labeled the behavior “extremely disappointing”, before police handed down a $6,772 fine to the business for breaches of social distancing measures.
Local Police in its statement said “Business operators and patrons are reminded to adhere to public health directions including social distancing measures at all times to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in Queensland,”
A takeaway kebab shop in a Brisbane nightclub district has been fined after a large number of people were filmed partying inside. https://t.co/ly4o1sVyAG @JoelDry7 #covid19 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/s2lyCQrnDg
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) August 24, 2020
Coronavirus in Australia
Australia currently wrestles with the second wave of the novel coronavirus.
The Australian state of Victoria has reported the lowest daily rise in new infections in seven weeks.
State capital Melbourne has been under a strict lockdown and curfew since a new wave of the outbreak emerged a few weeks ago. Officials say 15 people died from the disease over the past 24 hours.
Australia now has more than 24,800 cases and 500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said “We’re going to defeat this second wave,”
Coronavirus World Situation
It should be noted that more than 23.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 15 million have recovered.
At least 806,500 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.