Wineries! Beaches! Quaint, historic pubs!
We can bet that's exactly what was running through Zac Efron's head when he first arrived in Adelaide less than a week ago to film his new movie, Gold. Yep, we have no doubt Zefron, who had been holed up in Byron since March, reportedly to escape the pandemic situation in the US, was keen to explore all that South Australia has to offer.
Now, though, it's looking like he'll have to press pause on all that after a weekend outbreak in Adelaide led to the whole of SA announcing a six-day lockdown. Yep, Zefron, who ironically left the US to get away from COVID outbreaks, is now in the midst of one that's led to a state-wide lockdown as of Wednesday midnight. For six days, all schools and unis, restaurants, bars, cafés and, most importantly, quaint historic pubs are forced to shut.
And while lockdown isn't ideal for anyone – and does have serious financial and mental health consequences for many locals, not to mention the health impacts for the 35 people infected with the virus itself – South Australians somehow seem to feel a little bit better knowing Zefron is there with them too. Or so some say on Twitter. Their take on the whole Zefron turn of events as follows.
"It's wonderful to know that when your state gets stuck in lockdown for a week Zac Efron will be there with you. Sorry Zac but 'we're all in this together'," one user wrote. "My city is going into lockdown and Zac Efron's here. We really are in this together," another added.
Another user even went as far as suggesting an activity for Zefron to keep him entertained while stuck inside. "I hope @ZacEfron is watching #Origin tonight since there's nothing else to do while being in lockdown. He may as well be introduced to the best game ever #NRL."
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We hope South Australians stay safe as they make their way through lockdown. And Zac Efron, of course.
Written by Sangeeta Kocharekar, an American-born, Sydney-based writer at MTV. Photos from her pre-COVID-19 days as a travel writer are here.