A security guard from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department stands guard to prevent unauthorised entry to Shek O beach, temporarily closed in line with social-distancing rules in force in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee A security guard from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department stands guard to prevent unauthorised entry to Shek O beach, temporarily closed in line with social-distancing rules in force in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
A security guard from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department stands guard to prevent unauthorised entry to Shek O beach, temporarily closed in line with social-distancing rules in force in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Letters | Coronavirus: if Hong Kong pools can be open, why not the beaches?

  • Given social distancing, how do you account for allowing a congregation of swimmers in the limited space of a pool rather than in the ocean?
  • The authorities should review the facts and open all the beaches so people can get out of their pigeon holes into the fresh air and sunshine again

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
A security guard from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department stands guard to prevent unauthorised entry to Shek O beach, temporarily closed in line with social-distancing rules in force in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee A security guard from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department stands guard to prevent unauthorised entry to Shek O beach, temporarily closed in line with social-distancing rules in force in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
A security guard from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department stands guard to prevent unauthorised entry to Shek O beach, temporarily closed in line with social-distancing rules in force in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
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