Cape Town reopens parks with immediate effect

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Cape Town city mayor Dan Plato yesterday said that all parks in the city should reopen with immediate effect.

The parks were closed on March 26 when the country entered the start of its Covid-19 lockdown, which has since exceeded 100 days, albeit with eased levels of restriction.

Plato said parks encouraged physical distancing and he was pleased that the national government had changed its stance on their utilisation.

“Capetonians will now benefit from additional activities through the access to parks. This will assist in enabling daily exercise to increase mental and physical well-being during this challenging time,” Plato said.

The parks able to open include the popular Khayelitsha Wetland Park, Nantes Park, Arderne Gardens, Company’s Gardens and Westridge Gardens.

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