Sydney living with Coronavirus, May 1, 2020

Sydney living with Coronavirus, May 1, 2020

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The Sydney Morning Herald photographers continue to capture Sydney’s mood as eastern suburb beaches reopen, lockdown rules in NSW ease and people adjust to self-isolation a month away from winter.
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As of Friday the first of May, up to two adults and the children in their care will be allowed to visit another person’s home in NSW.Credit:Janie Barrett


Ahmad al Daki aged 20 is studying nursing and wants to volunteer at hospitals to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Ahmad is from Homs in Syria and when the war came in 2011 he experienced the closure of schools, being separated from family and friends, lack of food and isolation.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Albie Woodhouse plays The Last Post on trumpet for a driveway dawn service for ANZAC Day.Credit:Cole Bennetts


Two ex-servicemen, one a former sailor, the other a Vietnam veteran, stand outside their homes in Dee Why at 6am to observe a minute silence on Anzac Day.Credit:James Brickwood


People listen to bugler Sarah Brown as she plays The Last Post from the balcony of The Royal Hotel on Norton street in Leichhardt at dawn on ANZAC Day.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Anzac day at Coogee Beach.Credit:Cole Bennetts


Seafood wholesaler Poulos Bros at the Sydney Fish Market had over 400 people through the door on Thursday. They gave away free fish meals to anyone stood down in the hospitality industry.Credit:Kate Geraghty


People leave the beach through designated entry and exit points at Coogee Beach. The eastern suburbs beaches reopened for exercise between the hours of 6am and 9am. Credit:Cole Bennetts


Dayle enjoyed her tenth birthday celebrations with her siblings indoors. Credit:Steven Siewert


Mary Watson was overjoyed that she caught a glimpse of her mother Alice Bacon,
“I feel like I’m walking on cloud nine that I can see her waving and smiling. It’s a huge relief. It’s a long road … but you’ve got to have hope.”Credit:Rhett Wyman


93-year-old Alice Bacon is terminally-ill. Now she has COVID-19 too. She has told her daughters she is “living in hell”. Newmarch House, which houses Ms Bacon, has become the most notorious hotspot for the deadly disease after the outbreak aboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

Credit:Rhett Wyman


On Friday the 1st of May, a statement from Anglicare confirmed the bad news: another resident of the aged care home had died with COVID-19. The news came after another shock announcement late on Thursday that a further three residents at the western Sydney aged care home had tested positive to coronavirus, bringing the total number of Newmarch linked cases to 59. That number now includes 13 tragic deaths.Credit:Edwina Pickles


Drive-through coronavirus testing at Bondi Beach.
Credit:Nick Moir


Senior Hospital Scientist Anna Condylios in the Virology Laboratory. Anna is part of the team that is testing patient samples for coronavirus. Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Surfers wait while the barricade is removed at Bondi Beach on April 28. The beach reopened for exercise after being closed for four weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.Credit:Janie Barrett


Bondi beach reopened on April 28 after being closed for four weeks,Credit:Nick Moir


People in Sydney’s north shore and eastern suburbs have cut spending far more than in other parts of the city since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic while those in some less well-off districts are purchasing more. Giving to charity has also fallen sharply in the wealthy suburbs but increased in lower income areas.Credit:Edwina Pickles


Couple Mark Hubert and Ingrid Tompson at home. Mark is an introvert and is relishing self-isolation meanwhile Ingrid is an extrovert who tries not to badger him too much. Credit:Dominic Lorrimer


Matt with his son Lenny. Lenny has been turned away from their childcare centre. Credit:Louise Kennerley


Reddam House School re-opened for term 2. Students were required to have their temperature measured on arrival.Credit:Louise Kennerley


Pet adoption rates have risen since the coronavirus lockdown. Callum Klein with his adopted cat Cashew. Credit:Rhett Wyman


Eight year old Scarlett Frost is given a lesson by her mother Renee in the art of letter writing while in lockdown. It’s making a comeback as people explore all options of distraction and education while home schooling.Credit:Dean Sewell


Locals in Hurstville.Credit:Steven Siewert


Daily life in Chatswood.Credit:Louise Kennerley


Wendy Crawford stands at her driveway to commemorate Anzac Day, Warraroong Street, Beverley Hils .Credit:Louise Kennerley


Daily life at Jack Vanny Reserve, Maroubra.Credit:Brook Mitchell


Sydney Crown Casino’s construction site at Barangaroo. Credit:James Brickwood


The lights are on in apartment blocks across the city as self- isolation continues.Credit:Janie Barrett


A quiet drive on the Western Distributor.Credit:James Brickwood


Balcony time during self-isolation.Credit:Janie Barrett


Luna Park receives some attention – a paint retouch during COVID-19 closure.Credit:Louise Kennerley


Nurse Louise Mason (right) does a patient assessment with Frances Callen aged 71 (left) from Mascot who is being tested for coronavirus at the Covid-19/Flu Assessment Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Face shields hang on the wall in the Virology Laboratory at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.Credit:Kate Geraghty


Professor Tony Cunningham is the Director of the Centre for Virus Research and Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. He led the official government review as to whether the winter season will make COVID-19 worse. Credit:Kate Geraghty


Senior registrar Dr Michael Krasovitsky at the Covid-19/Flu Assessment Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.Credit:Kate Geraghty


The Bay Run at Five Dock at 9.30am on April 25.
Credit:Steven Siewert


Police manage crowds at Coogee Beach during ANZAC Day.Credit:Cole Bennetts


There’s no stopping Sydney’s eastern suburbs from enjoying their beaches as they reopen – for the purpose of exercise only.Credit:Edwina Pickles


Bondi beach reopened to surfers and swimmers on April 28. Credit:Nick Moir


Bathers at Brighton Le Sands on Botany Bay.Credit:James Alcock


A view of Sydney CBD skyline from Milson’s Point.Credit:James Brickwood


People exercise and walk their dogs in Cammeray, Sydney .Credit:Dominic Lorrimer


Social distancing at Chatswood Interchange.Credit:Louise Kennerley


An empty Barangaroo.Credit:James Brickwood


A lone runner at Barangaroo.Credit:James Brickwood


Technical assistant Leanne Qi wearing a face shield and face mask in the Savid Sample Management Section of NSW Health Pathology. Credit:Kate Geraghty