Things are starting to return to normal despite the country still facing increased cases of the virus, and as the need for more precautions becomes even clearer, some feel they don't need to adhere to medical guidelines.
But one surprising source of social distancing controversy? A recent wedding in Western Sydney, Australia...
A wedding should be a very special day.Declaring your love in front of everyone you care about is a beautiful thing.
But weddings can be very stressful, too.The anxiety around planning such a big event could get to anyone.
And 2020 has proven a very difficult year ...Not just for weddings, but basically for everything!
How do you have the wedding of your dreams during a pandemic?Social distancing and huge parties don't really go hand in hand...
Well, it seems one couple came up with a novel solution.How about, just ignore all of the rules altogether?! Sigh.
The pandemic has really brought out the worst in people...Right now the United States is the worst affected country in the world but is it because people are acting so recklessly?
Even though everal states have declared states of emergencies, it seems as though some people just don't care.And with the uproar from anti-maskers, it seems things are only going to get worse.
Bizarrely these people feel they don't need to take the same precautions as the rest of us.As if they are immune to the deadly virus.
Although the country is still experiencing increased cases of coronavirus, things have started to get back to normal, we've all had to adapt to a new way of living.
via: Getty ImagesDespite these subtle changes, people are still struggling to adapt to these essential precautions.
In the past few weeks, we've been trying to get back to normality...
via: Getty ImagesWith things beginning to reopen again.
But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.
via: Getty ImagesThis is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding here in the U.S.
In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.
via: Getty ImagesFor example, in some retail stores like Costco, on public transport, and even in restaurants.
Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.
via: Getty ImagesTo provide them with peace of mind. I mean, that seems to be a good idea. Along with that, people are carrying around bottles of hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.
via: Getty ImagesNot only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.
But the issue that some find these masks uncomfortable.
via: Getty ImagesParticularly when they are worn for a long period of time.
They claim the masks also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.
Many people have resorted to making their own masks.
via: Getty ImagesBoth for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.
via: Getty ImagesHealthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
A lot of people have decided to take on board these expert suggestions...But sadly, not everyone agrees...
And one gathering that's attracted outrage this week?
via: YouTubeOne extremely busy and outlandish wedding in Western Sydney, Australia.
Nazife and her groom Patrick seemed to have no qualms breaking social distancing.
via: YouTubeAnd there was not a mask in sight!
John Alten, who MC'd the wedding, appeared on a podcast and discussed his worries about the event.
"I've got to act like the fun police in some cases. From my perspective, it is important these restrictions are re-iterated constantly - people's health is paramount."
Australian Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd also spoke out.
via: YouTube"It’s really unacceptable that people are not taking this incredibly seriously," he told Sunrise. "We can have people who have no symptoms or very mild symptoms who are still very infectious to other people."
"Lives are at risk when people breach rules and regulations that are put into place to protect us all."
via: YouTubeWhat do you make of this? Want more COVID controversy? Scroll on for Tom Hanks' view ...