City closes beaches as Covid-19 cases increase

Children swimming at Hout Bay Harbour.

The City of Cape Town has decided to close down beaches as people continue to visit them despite calls for social distancing.

Beaches will close starting tomorrow morning, Tuesday March 24, to limit public contact as the country battles the spread of the coronarivus (Covid-19).

Swimming, surfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, recreational fishing, and any other beach or water-based activity will be prohibited.

Law enforcement will patrols the beaches while lifeguards will remain stationed on the beaches to assist the officers.

The Shark Spotting Programme will also be stopping all shifts and no Shark Spotters will be on duty at any beaches as of 5pm today.

As from today, 402 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in South Africa. The country now has the highest number of cases on the continent followed by Egypt.