Residents of Los Angeles County hit the beach on Wednesday for the first time since their closure in March, as coronavirus restrictions are eased in some coastal counties, allowing people to engage in limited recreational activities.
Locals were seen surfing on the ocean and taking a stroll, as well as some families with children playing at the. A lifeguard putting a sign in place to remind... Еще locals to keep a safe distance of 6 feet (1,83 meters).
«As of today May 13, you're allowed to walk, run, swim, surf on the beach. So the bike path and the playgrounds, the pier, the strands, they will still remain closed,» explained Julio Rodriguez from the Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard division,.
One of the locals Sarah, shared her joy at finally being able to go surfing. «I feel so happy to be out to go surfing today. I’m so pumped the governor Newsom allowed surfing back because naturally there is social distance so you can’t get close. I'm sure there is a lot of happy people today,» she said.
According to reports, activities on the beach such as surfing, swimming and running are allowed since Wednesday in some Californian counties, but people are requested to keep a mandatory safe distance from others and to wear a face mask when they are not in the water. Piers, bike paths, beach parking lots, as well as boardwalks will still remain closed.
Since the outbreak began, there have been over 1,389,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US and over 84,000 deaths of people with the virus thus far, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.