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Beachgoers in Australia’s state of Victoria have been warned to obey restrictions on public behavior and social distancing aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, or risk having some popular swimming spots closed.
Victoria police stepped up patrols and said they will increase fines after temperatures as high as 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) brought out weekend crowds at beaches in the state capital of Melbourne. Local media reported councils were monitoring the situation and have the option of closing some beaches.
“Police are out there and they will fine you,” Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters. “It would be unwise for anybody who is thinking about doing those sorts of things the next time we get a warm day.”
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