Melbourne, Australia (CNN) — Australia’s Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs has threatened to cancel the visas of any guests caught breaking guidelines designed to forestall the unfold of Covid-19 within the nation, after a whole lot of individuals attended a seaside social gathering in Sydney’s Bronte Seashore on Christmas Day.
Native journalist Peter Hannam, who walked by the occasion at 5 p.m., mentioned a lot of folks in attendance have been speaking loudly in British accents.
“These are the identical individuals who would each summer time collect at Bondi Seashore or Bronte or elsewhere as a result of they need to exhibit to their northern hemisphere pals that it is Christmas and we’re in summer time,” he mentioned.
Authorities have been ultimately pressured to interrupt up the occasion, with the state’s riot police deployed to help in eradicating the gang.
One individual, a 25-year-old man, was issued a court docket attendance discover for failing to adjust to the “transfer on” path, police mentioned. “The rest of the gang complied and left the world,” police mentioned in a press release.
“Guests to Australia must be very clear that in the event that they breach public well being orders they’re threatening the well being and security of Australians and the federal authorities will have a look at their visas,” he mentioned in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company on December 29.