WATCH | Despite second wave, hundreds seen crowding Durban beach without wearing masks

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The news: Durban's beachfront is currently in the midst of its usual December holiday boom, despite the declaration of an official second wave of Covid-19 infections by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

What we saw: News24 visited the Durban beachfront this week where hundreds of residents and tourists were found openly disregarding Covid-19 regulations. Authorities patrolling the beachfront, including Durban City officials, were seen casually driving past those who were not wearing masks or practising social distancing.

The details: Adjacent to the North Beach pier and heading toward South Beach, huge crowds were observed enjoying the December recess period as usual with law enforcement, within a space of an hour, driving past three to four times without reprimanding anyone.

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