The Durban Metro Police Service says its officials have been deployed to all Durban beaches to ensure compliance to lockdown regulations.

Wednesday, being the Day of Reconciliation, each year, thousands of locals and holiday makers usually flock to the Durban beaches to celebrate.

Durban metro police spokesperson senior superintendent Parboo Sewpersad says although bathing and surfing are not allowed, the promenade remains open for all recreational activities.

“The current over view on the beachfront is as normal. The beach is closed, the promenade is open, and people are seen walking on the promenade. There is a high visibility of police, metro police, like SAPS and the UIP on the beach front with all their units deployed,” explains Sewpersad.

Meanwhile, Sewpersad says their officials are also conducting a number of roadblocks throughout Durban to crack down on drunk drivers and those drinking in public.

“The road closures in and out of Durban is in place, law enforcement in terms of road blocks are continuing,” adds Sewpersad.

Eastern Cape beaches will also be closed until January the 3rd:

Beachgoers in the Eastern Cape have had their wings clipped following the COVID-19 announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that beaches are to close.

With the Eastern Cape being identified as a COVID-19 hotspot beaches will officially be closed from today until January the 3rd.

Eastern Cape COVID-19 cases a concern: