Rediff.com
Print this article

Head for the beach in these Covid times!

July 28, 2020 08:13 IST

The sea 'n' sand is calling. Hit the beach, no matter what!

 

IMAGE: Tercio Galdino, 66, and his wife Aliceia, 65, wear their protective 'space suits' as they walk on Leme Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 11, 2020. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Visitors from other states relax on Candolim beach, Goa. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Despite the high COVID-19 cases in Florida, beaches remained open.
Sun seekers gather at Clearwater beach in Florida on America's independence day July 4th. Photograph: Drone Base/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Folks enjoy the sunny weather at Carcavelos beach, near Lisbon, Portugal, July 11, 2020. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Sunbathing like there is no tomorrow or no COVID-19 at the Magaluf beach, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, July 11, 2020. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

 

IMAGE: The British are more cautious. On the first weekend after the opening of Llandudno pier in Llandudno, Wales, only a few show up, July 11, 2020. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A Palestinian youth demonstrates his parkour skills on a beach in Gaza City, July 10, 2020.
Parkour is running, climbing, dodging and jumping in an effort to get frm Point A to Point B, negotiating obstacles. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Masked moments of solitude. A woman sits on a bench near Barceloneta beach after Catalonia's regional authorities decided to make mandatory the use of face masks in public at all times in Barcelona, Spain, July 9, 2020. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

 

IMAGE: The French are even more cautious than the British and, of course, the Spaniards. Empty deckchairs line a private beach in Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France, July 7, 2020. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A stroll on the beach in front of Atlantis The Palm hotel, Dubai, as the United Arab Emirates reopens to tourism, July 7, 2020. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Work and play uninterrupted. The Senegalese gather at a beach on the outskirts of Dakar, July 15, 2020. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Surfers on the beach in Del Mar, California, even as the state reported recently its largest one-day jump in the number of coronavirus infections, July 15, 2020. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Members of Mexico's National Guard keep an extra vigilant eye after the reopening of beaches and hotels after confinement measures were eased in Acapulco, July 2, 2020. Photograph: Javier Verdin/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Photographer Paula Haineyr gives a free family photo session at a beach to the Sumagui family, who will leave Dubai after losing jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak, in Dubai, June 28, 2020. Photograph: Abdel Hadi Ramahi/Reuters

 

IMAGE: People depart a mostly empty Bondi beach following the easing of restrictions implemented in Sydney, Australia, June 22, 2020. Please click on the button below to see the before and after image of the beach. Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters
Before
After
 

 

IMAGE: Sunbeds respect social distancing on Yemis Kumu beach near the Mediterranean city of Mersin, Turkey, June 22, 2020. Photograph: Kaan Soyturk/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Two metres is the magical number. Beach-goers at Brighton, Britain, can't miss this sign. June 24, 2020. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik sums up the situation on a beach in Odisha=. Photograph: Kind courtesy sudarsansand/Twitter.com

 

IMAGE: Mohammad Ali buries his son Mohammad Waleed, 20, up to his neck in sand during the first COVID-19 solar eclipse along Clifton beach in Karachi, June 21, 2020. The eclipse is believed to heal the disabled. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Dog, man and water. Instow beach in Britain sees some guests finally, June 3, 2020. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

 

IMAGE: The masked find love. The silhouette of a couple on the first day of reopening at the Ancol beach in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 20, 2020. Photograph: Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Masked selfies at the Las Catedrales beach during the lockdown in Ribadeo, Spain, July 6, 2020. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Daily constitutional on Del Mar beach, California, July 15, 2020. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Whew! Where did the fear of COVID-19 go? A beach fest at Gaza City, July 3, 2020. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Local residents hold signs protesting closed beaches in Galveston, Texas, July 4, 2020. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

Rediff Get Ahead