Some Durban beaches given green light to reopen

Some Durban beaches given green light to reopen

eThekwini Municipality has given the all clear for some of the city's beaches to be re-opened with immediate effect.

Cleanup expected for Durban beaches this morning
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The reopening of beaches excludes Blue Lagoon and uMngeni Beach, which are still struggling with high levels of E-coli.

The beaches have been closed for about a week. 

On Friday the city warned that beaches had been affected in the central areas of Durban and immediately closed them. 

City spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela says the test results at the other beaches have shown a substantial decrease in the bacteria.

“The city will continue to monitor the Blue Lagoon/uMngeni Beach  and inform the public once levels of E-coli have decreased to standards that are safe for the public to enjoy it.

“In the interest of public safety and with heavy downpours expected in catchment areas of rivers that empty their waters to the City’s beaches, regular tests are going to be conducted to ensure good water quality.”

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