Australians keep crowding beaches despite coronavirus warnings


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It’s not just American kids frolicking in Florida on spring break who need a copy of “Coronavirus for Dummies.”

Australian beachgoers showed themselves to be just as clueless — or as much in denial — as they packed world-famous Bondi Beach in Sydney on Friday.

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told citizens to practice social distancing by staying at least 5 feet apart. But the sunbathers apparently weren’t paying attention — or don’t care.

South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard doubled down on earlier warnings when photos of the crowded beaches went worldwide. He also pleaded with churchgoers to keep their distance.

“We are in a different time,” Hazzard said. “We need to behave in different ways and that is to keep your distance.”

Australian officials locked their borders down to non-residents this weekend. The move came as experts predicted social distancing could go on for at least six months.

So far, about 1,000 Australians have been infected

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