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'Third beach dumb circle': Vancouverites react to massive drum circle on Third Beach

"imagine getting Covid because you went to a drum circle at Third Beach."
Photo: @schaaptop / Twitter

Vancouverites are expressing their anger and frustration on social media after a massive crowd of well over 100 people congregated on Third Beach for a drum circle.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has ordered that no more than 50 people may gather at events, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor. However, videos and pictures from the gathering show a sprawling crowd of well above 50 people.

In addition to the number of people, the videos and images show that very few people were practicing physical distancing. What's more, very few people wore face masks, if any. 

In response to the images and videos, a number of locals say the people who attended the circle were selfish, while others remark that they are "stupid."

In today's briefing, Henry underscored the importance of physical distancing, and of keeping our social circles small. She mentioned that many of the new COVID-19 cases are a result of community transmission from an increase in social interactions this summer. 

Have a look at some of what residents had to say on Twitter following the gathering. 

The Mass Gatherings Events Public Health Act does not apply to the presence of workers at a worksite when engaged in their work activities, or to customers in a mall or retail establishment. It also does not apply to individuals attending an episodic vending market or to individuals at a campsite, in a park or at any other outside location when not attending an event. Read HERE.
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