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As Greater Sydney and surrounding areas are currently in lockdown with intense restrictions, a photo of beachgoers enjoying the sunshine at Manly has angered many.


Local community news site Manly Observer shared the photo on Facebook, which shows many ignoring social distancing as well as others in deep discussion.

“Every day we’ve been sent photos of people clearly close (camera angles can be deceptive and exaggerate proximity, but it’s clear there are too many people not in well distanced pairs in most pics),” it wrote.

“We have held off publishing them because we are trying to create unity not division and anger.

“But this image, taken just this morning from a tradie securing his worksite as he is no longer able to work, is disappointing.”

People were enraged by the photo.

“These people are just stupid idiots. Not helping at all,” a woman wrote.

“This is not right,” one person replied.

“So sad and irresponsible,” one woman wrote.

One woman couldn’t hold her anger back and said they were “self-entitled morons”.

People in Sydney’s southwest were especially furious as they remain monitored by police and are under intense restrictions from the NSW government, which include residents not being able to leave their suburbs unless they do essential work.

Those that must leave have to undergo COVID-19 testing every three days.

Yahoo News! took matters into their own hands and contacted NSW Police about the photo to get a statement.

NSW Police earlier said in a statement on Sunday it was continuing to undertake “high visibility patrols to ensure the community is educated and complies with the new requirements of the Public Health Order.”

This article originally appeared on Over60.