Coronavirus self-isolation sees spike in backyard campouts to keep communities connected | ABC News

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  • What’s more Australian than sitting around the campfire at Easter, toasting marshmallows, and slapping mosquitoes?

    In the middle of a global pandemic, the typical school holidays getaway is not an option this year, but it has not stopped hundreds of people from sleeping out under the stars.

    Self-isolation measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have confined families across the country, and the world, to their homes.

    With Australia’s wide brown land suddenly only as far as the fence, many have taken up the challenge to roll out a swag or pitch a tent in the backyard.

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