Australia’s Bondi Beach Has Now Opened Up Partially For Swimmers And Surfers

by Suchismita Pal
Australia’s Bondi Beach Has Now Opened Up Partially For Swimmers And Surfers

Bondi beach in Australia, which was identified as a COVID-19 hotspot a few days ago, has finally opened up. The spread of the virus in the country has slowed down now. As reported by Worldometer, the total number of active cases in Australia is about 1021, with 979 victims in mild conditions and 42 critical patients. Keeping in mind the health of the people, the authorities will allow very limited access to the beach.

What’s Happening?

Bondi beach in Australia is known as the swimmer’s paradise. Thus, to provide some respite to the swimmers, Sydney’s Waverly Council is now permitting entry to the beach through only two points, for swimming and surfing. However, activities like picnic, family gatherings, jogging and sunbathing won’t be allowed for the time being to ensure that social distancing is maintained. The authorities have also informed that people should follow the health rules while visiting the beach, otherwise, they will close the facilities all over again.

Bondi Beach
Picture Credits: The Guardian

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What Else?

Other than the Bondi Beach, Australia’s Bronte and Tamarama beaches are also welcoming swimmers and surfers now. The beaches will be open from 7 AM to 5 PM and will remain closed on weekends. The virus had affected more than 25 percent of the country’s population in late March, but now the rate has come down to less than 0.5 percent. Such a notable reduction in numbers in a quick time span has been possible only through aggressive social distancing measures.

Bondi Beach
Picture Credits: The Plunge

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Many parts of the world have started winning the fight against the virus. If we stick to the guidelines for some more time, we will surely be able to put an end to the pandemic very soon.