Beaches close as public refuse to stick to 2 metre rules
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Beaches close as public refuse to stick to 2 metre rules

Mayors in northern France have closed beaches again after ‘unacceptable’ behaviour, it has emerged.

The beaches in Brittany region in north-west France will close their beaches just days after reopening following two months of coronavirus lockdown, with officials saying too many visitors were snubbing the social distancing rules.

Hundreds of beaches all across France were reopened last Thursday after lockdown measures were loosened, however authorities are now recinding these.

Sunbathing and picnics were still a no-go however people flocking to the beaches from inland towns have still broken the rules.

Officials said they were asked by residents to close beaches on the eve of a public holiday on Thursday that risks drawing too many visitors to the Brittany region’s Atlantic shoreline.

The beaches at Billiers, Erdeven and Damgan, all in Brittany, would be shut from tonight after “unacceptable behaviour” last weekend.

Elsewhere in Brittany, local authorities have tested over 1,000 employees at an abattoir in Cotes d’Armor near Brest, fearing another outbreak after one worker was admitted to intensive care with the Covid-19 infection.

So far, 69 have tested positive and are self-isolating at home.

 

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