BUSAN, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to spread from the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area, some 260 beaches across the country are planning to open up by July.
Haeundae Beach in the southeastern port city of Busan, which opened on Monday, was seen without parasols and tube rent shops that typically decorate the shore.
Instead, banners have been set up to promote social distancing as well as signboards with instructions on quarantine.
Most visitors, except for those in the water, had protective masks on.
“I’m worried if the coronavirus can spread through water,” one of the visitors said.
Cho Bong-su, head of Haeundae Public Health Center, said the chance of coronavirus infection through water is minimal, due to “constant circulation of water caused by tides, winds, and the sand.”
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