South Australian Beach Deserted on First Day of New Lockdown

Strict lockdown measures came into effect in the Australian state of South Australia on November 19, in a bid to “short circuit” a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Schools have been shut down, restaurants, cafes and pubs closed, and weddings and funerals banned for the next week. The new restrictions came into effect at 12 am on Thursday, after a COVID-19 cluster in Adelaide.

This footage shows a deserted Henley Beach on Thursday as temperatures soared above 30 degrees. Credit: Joanne Henstridge via Storyful