Visitors have flocked to the coast in Hong Kong after beaches that were closed because of the pandemic reopen for the first time since July.
Beach umbrellas were put up at the Shek O beach in the south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island during the first weekend after the reopening of public beaches.
As the outbreak of Covid-19 slows down, the government has announced the reopening of beaches which have been closed since the summer as a preventative measure to combat the outbreak.
Beach umbrellas were put up at the Shek O beach in the south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island during the first weekend they were reopened
Members of the public took to the beach in Hong Kong after they were closed in July due to the pandemic
Beaches reopened on November 3 following easing of social distancing measures on the island as people flock to the sea with surf boards
Beaches opened on the island on November 3 following the easing of social distancing measures which also saw indoor venues such as swimming pools and nightclubs reopening – but only filling 75 per cent of their capacity.
Critics had faulted the government for shutting down Hong Kong’s beaches in July as part of its response to the virus reports the New York Times, despite the risks of infection being lower in outdoor spaces.
Yesterday the government increased the number of people allowed at tables in restaurants from four to six even though limits on public gathering will remain at four.
Umbrellas were dotted across the sand on the first weekend beaches reopen following their closure in July after critics faulted the government for shutting them
Shek O beach was packed with visitors after restrictions were eased, but the limit on public gatherings outdoors remains at four people
The government reopened beaches this week following a decline in Covid-19 cases as members of the public set up umbrellas on the sand
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