The message was loud and simple: Stay at home. Sure, it goes against the grain. The Easter long weekend is a rare opportunity for office workers to hit the road. Not so much those in retail and hospitality, who usually get to work most of it. Favourite camping grounds. Best beach houses. Maybe great fishing spots. Many have become the focus of long-held family traditions. This time was different. With the state of the COVID-19 pandemic still uncertain across Australia, authorities were desperate to avoid a potential disaster. Ministers. Medicos. Police. All took to the airwaves to warn us of the danger of letting down our physical distancing guard for the sake of a spot of sun. As Easter Monday rolled by, police reported most people had – generally – been well-behaved. An inevitable few had been caught disregarding the safety of others. But country and regional anecdotes suggest more than a few had slipped the net. So how long before we find out if enough people listened to prevent a COVID-19 spike? RELATED: Follow the latest coronavirus updates RELATED: All the Australians who have died People packed out Manly Beach over the long weekend. Picture: Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia… Read full this story
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