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Drones, disinfectant, distancing – Europe’s beaches open up

Some countries are reopening beaches, while taking precautions. Image: REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Johnny Wood

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A worker measures the distance between umbrellas, a day before the official opening of beaches to the public following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Umbrellas are set apart to keep beachgoers in Greece socially distanced. Image: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A worker rakes an empty beach, a day before the official opening of beaches to the public following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, May 15, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
A drone’s view of an Athens beach shows socially distanced sunbathing spots. Image: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
A man wearing a face mask disinfects a sunbed during the official reopening of beaches to the public following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
Sun loungers are disinfected after each use as Athens’ beaches reopen after lockdown. Image: REUTERS/Costas Baltas
A plexiglas construction is set around an umbrella and sunbeds as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the beach of Perissa on the island of Santorini, Greece, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People wearing face masks walk along the beach as Italy begins to ease some of the restrictions of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
People wearing face masks walk along the beach in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy. Image: REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
People wearing face masks walk along the beach as Italy begins to ease some of the restrictions of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
Italy’s beaches are reopening with social distancing rules in place. Image: REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
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A waiter wearing a protective mask adjusts tables on a terrace of a restaurant at Malvarrosa beach, as some Spanish provinces are allowed to ease lockdown restrictions during phase one, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Valencia, Spain May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
Mask-wearing waiters in Valencia are preparing for diners to return. Image: REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Following a temporary ban, bathers in Spain can now take to the water for individual exercise. Image: REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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