Cornflakes, fruit cups and drinking: life stuck in a locked-off Byron hostel

Cornflakes, fruit cups and drinking: life stuck in a locked-off Byron hostel

Day three of lockdown at the Aquarius Backpackers, and all Nina D’Angelo craves is a decent coffee. “I saw a cop drinking one and asked, ‘sir, could I have an almond latte please?’ But really it’s the lack of information that’s getting to me,” she said from her hostel dorm. “We don’t know anything. We’ve just been waiting around … all sitting ducks. Are we getting out?” The 22-year-old Sydney woman arrived in Byron Bay with two friends on Monday for a much-needed break after finishing a string of university assignments. She is now one of 84 people placed into a week-long lockdown after an unvaccinated guest tested positive to Covid-19. D’Angelo and her friends first became aware of an exposure returning from the gym on Wednesday morning. “The driveway …
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