No more swimming at Durban beaches
Swimming in the Durban beachfront and public swimming pools has been prohibited due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This precautionary measure was announced by the eThekwini Municipality following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state disaster and the 100+ gathering ban.
The eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda said that public spaces would have restrictions that must be imposed.
“The beaches are not closed, only swimming is prohibited, people are welcome to walk on the promenade. Life guards and Durban Metro will be on duty to monitor and disperse crowds,” said Kaunda.
Amongst other precautionary measures mentioned by the Mayor was the attendance of funerals.
“There should be a limit to the number of people who attend funerals and mourners should keep to the allocated time slots to prevent delays in accessing the cemetery,” said Kaunda.
This pandemic has seen a staggering increase in positive patients in the last 2 weeks. The Department of Health along with other sectors and departments continue to work hard in efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 so far is 402 and there have been no deaths yet.
The country currently awaits another nation address from President Cyril Ramaphosa where he will announce the finalized measures to be taken inorder to mitigate the impact of the virus on our people and to the economy.