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Kanagawa Beaches Reopen to Visitors

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Kanagawa Beaches Reopen to Visitors

Officials in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, have taken down their “no entry” signs at beaches for the first time in over a month following the lifting of the state of emergency nationwide.

The prefecture began turning tourists away from beaches beginning April 23, 2020, in response to worries over the spread of COVID-19. They replaced the signs with new ones asking visitors to follow social distancing rules.

Many visitors could be seen at beaches around the Shonan area on Wednesday as temperatures reached a comfortable 26 degrees Celsius.

Restrictions for businesses in Kanagawa Prefecture were lifted on May 27, after the state of emergency was officially lifted for the entire country.