French Beaches Close Again Days After Reopening

French Mayors have asked the government to close beaches again only a few days after they were reopened.

Three mayors in the Morbihan department in the north-western French region of Brittany are saying that people are not following the security protocols and are being “uncivil”.

They asked the prefecture to close the beaches and the prefecture has reportedly complied with their request just days after beaches in around 30 communes were allowed to reopen with a strict safety protocol in place to ensure their are no COVID-19 flare ups.

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A beach in Billiers

The mayors of Billiers, Damgan and Erdeven, have reportedly asked the regional Morbihan prefecture to close some of their beaches immediately (as of this evening, Wednesday 20th May), because of the behaviour of some of the people.

The prefecture has complied with the request and closed the beaches, noting that other mayors may follow suit. The beaches had only been reopened last Friday.

One of the rules is that people were not allowed to put down beach towels to soak up the sun. The beach in Damgan will be closed as of this evening and the other beaches will only be open for water activities. The closures are a result of behaviour noted over the weekend.

The mayor of Saint-Malo, in the Ille-et-Vilaine department, in the meantime, called on people yesterday to follow the rules.


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Story By: Joseph GolderSub-EditorMichael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash

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