Seal in suburban Melbourne river brings bright spot during ‘grim’ stage-four lockdown

A seal has been spotted eating a large fish in a river in Melbourne’s inner north-west while the city remains in stage-four coronavirus lockdown. The seal delighted passersby who were out on their one hour of sanctioned daily exercise. Melbourne local Alicia Pavlis  filmed the seal flapping about in the Maribyrnong River. ‘We might be a little more excited about things like this than normal,’ Pavlis said. ‘But it really is all about enjoying the brief moments of respite between heavy global news and grim prospects, and it’s these small things that keep us going’

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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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