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Aussies breaking social distancing laws amid confusion around restrictions

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Australians are finding ways to work around the lockdown system, using any excuse to get out of the house.

Australians are finding ways to work around the lockdown system, using any excuse to get out of the house.

Confusion around what is allowed and what isn't is causing some to break the rules, with residents of New South Wales the worst offenders.

New data from YouGov has revealed one in 10 people are shopping for groceries daily, despite calls by health authorities to go only when necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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In NSW, 47 per cent are shopping twice a week or more.

People are continuing to go out in public with just a 27 per cent drop in visits to parks, recreation areas, national parks and beaches.

Gatherings of more than two people, apart from immediate family, are banned in NSW as are all non-essential activities.

The state has the biggest number of COVID-19 cases, with close to 2900 people infected.

Across the border in Victoria, close to 1300 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus, a drop in 75 per cent where people are obeying social distancing rules more so than NSW.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-loopholes-australians-breaking-social-distancing-rules/8c9fc232-9edd-447d-931d-a97179850d63

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