Video of what everyday life is like in Sydney ‘with zero locally acquired covid cases’ infuriates Americans as virus sweeps the States and deaths soar
- A TikTok user has shared video footage of everyday life in Covid-free Sydney
- The videos showed commuters getting off the train and Sydneysiders eating out
- American viewers said they were ‘sad’ and just want their ‘normal life back’
- The US coronavirus death toll has surpassed 300,000 as cases continue to spike
Videos of everyday life in Covid-free Sydney have infuriated Americans as the virus continues to sweep the United States – with the death toll passing 300,000.
‘What life is like with zero locally acquired COVID cases,’ text over the video read.
The footage – taken on December 10 – showed commuters walking down the stairs at Wynyard Station, eating in the Pitt Street food court and dining at The Grounds of the City.
A TikTok user shared two compilation clips of Sydney’s CBD after the city eliminated community transmission of coronavirus. Pictured: Commuters get off a train at Wynyard Station on December 10
There was also vision of shoppers packed together as they strolled through Pitt Street Mall and crossed at a busy intersection on George Street.
Another video from December 8 showed the hustle and bustle of city life as workers took their lunch breaks.
The video explains that workers are now encouraged to return to the office and that Australia has moved to open borders across the country.
Most residents went about their day-to-day tasks without wearing a face mask.
Sydneysiders who viewed the videos said they were proud Australia acted swiftly to control the health crisis.
But the footage was less exciting for TikTok users overseas, who continue to battle the virus and lockdown.
The footage showed Sydneysiders dining at The Grounds of the City as life returns to normality
Crowds of people, who are not wearing face masks, are seen crossing the road at George St
In the US, the death toll has now surpassed 300,000, with the seven-day rolling average for deaths just over 2,400 per day.
In the last week, the total number of cases and deaths were at record highs. Nearly 1.5 million new cases were confirmed and 16,800 deaths, according to John Hopkins data.
The spike in infections has led to the tightening of coronavirus restrictions ahead of the holiday season.
One person wrote: ‘I’m going to cry myself to sleep in California tonight.’
An additional video from December 8 showed the hustle and bustle of city life as workers took their lunch breaks. The video explains that workers are now encouraged to return to the office and that Australia has moved to open borders across the country
‘Cries in American because people lack common sense and refuse to wear masks,’ another commented.
A third comment read: ‘Why does this look illegal I’m broken.’
One viewer said Australians will continue to be ‘fine’ as long as the island nation does not let Americans in.
‘Our country [America] is a joke,’ he added.
Another person wrote: ‘This makes me so sad, I just want normal life back.’
‘I’m crying because America isn’t going to be at that stage for so long because some people only care about themselves,’ another comment read.
The number Americans to die from coronavirus amid the pandemic has ticked over 300,000
It was also acknowledged that Australia’s elimination of coronavirus and return to normality occurred without a vaccine.
Karen, an American who left Sydney in May, said she cried when she first watched the video.
‘It’s just a reminder of the reality we could be living in if Americans weren’t so stubborn and ignorant,’ the 26-year-old said.
Australians said they felt ‘so proud’ of their country.
‘Sydney is the best city in the world!’ one person wrote.
‘Every day I’m grateful not to be American,’ another said.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll sits at 908.
The number of infections across America continues to surge with a total of 16.38 million confirmed cases