Covid 19 coronavirus: backpackers flout social distancing at Byron Bay

Hundreds of tourists to popular Australia beach spot Byron Bay have been photographed ignoring social distancing advice, angering locals.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Byron Bay resident Tim Cassidy has shared photos and videos of tourists and locals clustered together to watch the sunset.

Cassidy, who used to own and operate Byron Bay’s Aquarius Backpacker Hostel, was shocked at the lack of personal responsibility visitors and residents were showing amid the coronavirus pandemic and advice regarding social distancing.

“Let me firstly just say that yesterday afternoon/sunset at the Bay beachfront was just one of the most brilliant I have experienced in my hometown, wow, it was so beautiful and it was difficult to decide to spoil that magic by choosing to write this post,” he wrote.

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