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Rich kids of South Australia play house tennis as the rest of the state suffers lockdown

Two sports fans are not letting some of the harshest lockdown rules in the world stop them from exercising – posting a clip of a game of house-to-house tennis. 

In the clip, two young men can be seen in their own backyard tennis courts as they hit a ball over a fence separating their two luxury houses. 

Under South Australia‘s strict lockdown, in effect from Thursday, people are not allowed to exercise outside their own homes – even for walk round the block. 

Two sports fans are not letting some of the harshest lockdown rules in the world stop them from exercising - posting a clip of a game of house-to-house tennis (pictured)

Two sports fans are not letting some of the harshest lockdown rules in the world stop them from exercising – posting a clip of a game of house-to-house tennis (pictured) 

TikTok user shhawdy posted the video on Thursday which has been viewed by more than 150,000 people

TikTok user shhawdy posted the video on Thursday which has been viewed by more than 150,000 people 

Even under Melbourne’s strict Stage Four lockdown, residents could leave their house for one hour each day to exercise. 

The video, posted to TikTok on Thursday, has been viewed by more than 150,000 people, liked by more than 20,000 and received more than 500 comments in less than 24 hours. 

‘Harshest COVID-19 lockdown in the world? No qualms, house-to-house tennis will do,’ TikTok user shhawdy captioned the video. 

‘Imagine being this rich,’ one person wrote. 

‘People in Adelaide have this much money?’ another person said. 

‘I think the lockdown in Melbourne was a tad harsher,’ a third person said. 

‘Quarantine but make it rich,’ a fourth person added. 

South Australia’s strict lockdown came into effect on Thursday and was set to last six days as a ‘circuit breaker’ to contain a coronavirus cluster in the city’s north but was on Friday amended to end on Saturday. 

Another eight days of continuing restrictions, similar to those seen in Melbourne would likely be seen next week. 

Schools will close along with universities, pubs, cafes and food courts. 

Regional travel will be banned and aged care centres will go into lockdown.

Factories will close, along with the construction industry. 

South Australia's strict lockdown came into effect on Thursday and will last six days as a 'circuit breaker' to contain a coronavirus cluster (pictured, the private tennis match)

South Australia’s strict lockdown came into effect on Thursday and will last six days as a ‘circuit breaker’ to contain a coronavirus cluster (pictured, the private tennis match)

Adelaide is in the midst of a strict lockdown with police outi n force on the streets (pictured)

Adelaide is in the midst of a strict lockdown with police outi n force on the streets (pictured) 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S SIX-DAY LOCKDOWN

  • Closing all schools, universities, takeaway restaurants, cafes and food courts;

  • Exercise will not be permitted outside the home;

  •  Masks will be mandatory;

  •  Aged care and disability residential care would be locked down;

  •  Factories other than food and medical products will be closed (with limited exceptions);

  •  Construction industry and FIFO work will be ceased;

  •  Elective surgery ceased;

  •  Property open inspections and auctions stopped;

  •  No travel to holiday homes or regional areas;

  •  Weddings and funerals are banned for six days; and

  •  Regional travel will not be allowed.

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