Mauritius reopens beaches after three months

Written by on July 1, 2021

Mauritius will on Thursday reopen its white sandy beaches, three months after they were closed because of coronavirus.

The public will be allowed to swim or walk but picnics remain prohibited.

Other Covid restrictions have also been eased, with public and private gatherings allowed but with a maximum of 50 people.

Sports halls, gyms and places of worships have also been allowed to reopen but must not have over 50 people at any moment.

Dominique Marie, a resident, told the BBC that it was a “relief for many who had been waiting for this”.

“I rushed to the gym at 06:00 and trained for an hour and I can tell you it was really nice to be back to the gym,” he said.

Kindergartens, public gardens and parks also opened, as well as restaurants, food courts and fast-food outlets.

Cinemas, casinos, bars and discotheques remain closed.

-BBC


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