Just over a week ago now Sydneysiders were seen packing Bondi Beach, despite being told to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The incident is ultimately what led to Prime Minister Scott Morrison being forced to introduce tougher restrictions on all Australians in order to get people to stay home and only leave when necessary in a bid to combat the virus.
But images from some of Sydney’s busiest hotspots over the weekend are a stark comparison. Eerie shots show parts of the city as a ghost town with barely a person in sight.
And funnily enough, we are glad. This means that people are starting to get it. The only way that we will get over this thing is if we all work together and stay home if we can.
Places like the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, the Queen Victoria Building and Pitt Street Mall which are usually bustling with people going about their day were seen to be practically empty.
But this doesn’t mean that we won’t be facing further restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country.
Last night Scott Morrison announced that we are now only allowed two people at any outdoor gatherings. Previously the rule was at 10 people.
People have also been told to stay home unless they need to shop for necessities, exercise, seek medical help or work (if you can’t work from home).