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Beaches in S. Korea take extra measures to prevent COVID-19 Updated: 2020-07-01 10:31:40 KST

Local beaches are preparing for a long hot summer, with strict virus prevention guidelines.
Visitors to beaches in Gangneung must get their temperature checked and are given wristbands to prove they don't have a fever.
They also have to show a QR code on their phone in order to use beach facilities such as showers and restrooms.
Gangneung city will disinfect all its beach facilities three times a day.
In addition, an online traffic light will track how crowded beaches are.
A green light indicates the beach has the advised number of people.
That's a maximum of one person for every three.two square meters of beach.
Yellow is between 100 to 200 percent of the recommended number, and red over 200 percent.
The traffic signal is updated every 30 minutes.
Ten major beaches across the country will use the system from July 1st, and 50 other beaches will adopt the system by mid-July.
Those who plan on visiting beaches in Jeollanam-do Province must reserve their spots online.
Sokcho Beach in Gangwon-do Province will install automatic disinfection systems that sense and spray disinfectant on visitors.
Beaches will be closed at night, and there will be no summer beach festivals.
Kim Dami, Arirang News.
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