The Sydney district of Waverley Council has reported more coronavirus cases than any district in Australia, Mayor Paula Masselos said in a statement today.
Waverley includes some of Sydney's famous beaches, including Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte.
“This is a message I did not want to have to share, but we now know Waverley Council currently has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Australia, with 105 being recorded as at 8 p.m. on 25 March,” Masselos said.
“I cannot stress to you enough that we need to be more vigilant than ever in following social distancing. It is now more important than ever. I am appealing to the community to take ownership of their health and respect the restrictions we have in place," she added.
Bondi Beach closed last weekend after thousands of people were seen at one of the city’s most famous landmarks despite public health warnings to stay home and away from crowded areas.