Why are Hong Kong’s beaches still closed?

Posted by Ed 40 days ago


Shek O, one of the most popular beaches at the far east end of Hong Kong Island, appears to be unusually quiet at the end of the 2020 summer season. Parking spaces are readily available, there are no queues for the minibus, and the picturesque shore-front alleyways are quiet. Only a few couples in wedding gowns can be seen scouting out romantic spots for their photo shoot.
In front of Shek O’s most scenic restaurant, however, sits a row of bright yellow plastic barriers reaching over six feet in height. The unsightly installations are a heavy-duty government measure intended to prevent trespassers entering the beach whilst the city’s Covid-19 social distancing rules remain in place.

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