DURBAN - Durban's beach promenade will reopen on Sunday under strict conditions.
Authorities closed it to the public on Saturday after hundreds of people flocked to the promenade despite it being closed under Level 4 regulations.
Level 4 allows some activities such as jogging and cycling with a 5km radius from your home between 6am and 9am.
The eThekwini Municipality embarked on a deep cleaning and sanitising operation of the entire facility.
Public spaces -- including ablution facilities -- will remain closed until further notice.
eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda said the safety of residents comes first.
'We are not going to take any chances. Everyone needs to be mindful of the fact that the city is the epicentre of this pandemic.
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"We are going to embark on a before we open it to the public," Kaunda said in a statement.
"Yes, residents have been yearning for jogging and cycling on the promenade but we cannot dice with their lives."
The city called on residents to wear masks and obey COVID-19.
KwaZulu-Natal has reported 1,006 coronavirus cases.
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