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Buyers in a popular market have been seen violating social distancing rules designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Crowds of the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne on Saturday morning in the central business district of the city did not follow the instructions on the signs advising people to stay within 1.5 meters of each other.
Market enthusiasts – many of whom wore face masks – brazenly stood shoulder to shoulder while browsing the stalls.
Australians have been warned on several occasions that they must remain vigilant about respecting social distancing measures over the Easter weekend.
Most people across the country have followed the lock rules and heeded government advice not to travel over the Easter weekend with quiet vacation spots.
However, more than a million dollars in fines have been imposed on violators of social distancing rules across the country since the laws came into force.
Across Victoria, between 24 a.m. and 11 a.m., 183 people were fined $ 1,652 for failing to comply with public health orders.
Among them, a group of seven friends who were drinking in a schoolyard and a surprised woman partying in a short-term rental building.
Victoria police have conducted nearly 20,000 spot checks since March 21 in homes, businesses and non-essential services.
Three friends were fined during a spot check on a Melbourne home after being found playing video games in a living room, but did not live together.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that anyone in the photo has violated public distance health care ordinances.
Friday in Queensland, $ 230,782 in fines were imposed in just 24 hours.
QLD Police Commissioner Katrina Carroll said that most people had followed the rules and that the officers took the majority of the people they arrested at their word to explain why they were out of the house.
“However, we have issued more than 400 penalty violation notices,” said Carroll on Saturday.
“Most people do the right thing, but if there is blatant disregard, and there have been many examples of this, people will receive a notice of violation.”
Queensland has closed its border with New South Wales with 72,823 cars trying to enter the state arrested since March 27.
Drivers must have an orange or red permit to enter Queensland, the red permit indicating that they are traveling from a COVID-19 hotspot declared by the state government.
Police in New South Wales on Friday imposed 50 $ 1,000 fines on people who violate public health orders.
And in Western Australia, an additional 150 police officers are recruited to enforce social distancing laws, while another 130 quickly graduate from the academy.
Australia recorded 6,283 positive cases of COVID-19 with 56 people who died from the virus on Saturday.
More than half of the cases have recovered to 3,205 people.
The rate of new infections has steadily declined since the lockdown came into effect, falling to less than 100 new cases in 24 hours Thursday.
What does modeling of coronaviruses show?
If no action is taken
Theoretical modeling reveals that an uncontrolled COVID-19 pandemic scenario would overwhelm our health system for several weeks. 89% of people would catch the virus and 38% would need medical care.
The intensive care units would remain well beyond their capacity for an extended period. Only 15% of people requiring intensive care beds could access them, even with the increased capacity of intensive care in the model.
With quarantine and isolation
Quarantine and isolation would reduce the proportion of people who catch the virus to 68% and those requiring medical care to 29%. It is estimated that only 30% of those requiring ICU beds could access it.
With restrictions on social distance
If social removal measures reduced transmission by 25%, the proportion of people infected would be 38%, 16% of whom require medical attention.
Eighty percent of people who need intensive care beds can access them.
With a 33% reduction in transmission due to social isolation, the proportion of people infected is 12% and only 5% require medical care.
In this scenario, anyone who needs an intensive care bed during the pandemic could access it.
Modeling shows that our intensive care units will function if we continue to have an effective social distance, increase the capacity of our health system, and isolate people with the virus and their loved ones Contacts.
Photos: epidemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia