NSW Police have raided a rooftop gathering in Sydney, as part of a draconian crackdown on the city.
Cops were called to a backpackers in Sydney’s Kings Cross, known for its party culture.
Images aired on 7 News showed NSW police enter a backpacker building in the area, and speaking to a number of people who were clearly not social distancing.
Earlier images showed backpackers on a rooftop, with a local tipping off the police for a “potential spread of Covid-19,” 7 News said.
“Police had a stern word to these people… its all a part of a Coronavirus crackdown right across the city,” 7 News said.
This kind of behaviour attracts big fines and possible jail time, the network reported.
From today, people are only allowed to gather in pairs, only families or hosueholds can congregate in greater numbers.
People not following the rules face $11,000 fine or 6 months jail time.
There are more than 2,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sydney and New South Wales, with known community transmission of the virus in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
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