A number of activities at the uShaka Marine World in Durban have been temporarily closed as part of measures to mitigate the spread COVID-19. Ushaka is a well-known marine theme park which attracts thousands of holidaymakers.
In light of the President’s address to the nation regarding COVID-19, our main focus is the safety of our guests.
We’re closing all high-risk areas. We continue to evaluate risk implication for those that remain open.
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— uShaka Marine World (@uShakaMarine) March 19, 2020
In a statement, the management says the precautionary measures put in place will also ensure that the park operates in a healthy environment.
“Activities such as uShaka Kids World and Wet ‘n Wild will be closed from March 21 to 31. Times for viewing of Dolphins, Seal care and training activities have been now been reduced. All park events have been cancelled in order to avoid having gatherings of more than 100 people. The management has also advised guests to observe safety and health guidelines which are communicated throughout the premises.”
Western Cape closes 25 museums
The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has also closed a number of facilities as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It includes the closure of 25 museums across the province.
In the video below, the residents of tourist destination town Bo-Kaap place themselves under voluntary quarantine.
Western Cape Government cultural facilities as well as after-school centres funded by the department have also been closed. The archives reading room in Cape Town has also closed and researchers are advised to request assistance by email or telephone.
Heritage Western Cape will however remain open but members of the public are urged not to go to the building but rather make their applications electronically.