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 seashore get together in Sydney’s Bronte Seashore on Christmas Day.
Native journalist Peter Hannam, who walked by the occasion at 5 p.m., stated a lot of individuals in attendance had been speaking loudly in British accents.
“These are the identical individuals who would each summer season collect at Bondi Seashore or Bronte or someplace else as a result of they need to showcase to their northern hemisphere mates that it is Christmas and we’re in summer season,” he stated.
Authorities had been ultimately compelled to interrupt up the occasion, with the state’s riot police deployed to help in eradicating the group.
One individual, a 25-year-old man, was issued a court docket attendance discover for failing to adjust to the “transfer on” path, police stated. “The rest of the group complied and left the world,” police stated in an announcement.
“Guests to Australia have to 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 take a look at their visas,” he stated in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company on December 29.