As the summer heat kicks in and COVID-19 restrictions ease, many may be planning on heading for a swim to cool off, but experts have warned that swimming does not come risk-free during the pandemic.
Pools – No evidence of transmission
A staff member checks the temperature of a woman before entering a swimming pool in Rome, Italy, May 25, 2020. (Reuters)
Freshwater – Evidence of transmission
Oceans – Risk to be determined
A young boy prepares to fly a kite on a public beach with the Burj al-Arab hotel behind him in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on May 29, 2020. (AP)
People congregate on Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach with the San Francisco skyline as a backdrop on May 26, 2020, in Alameda, Calif. (AFP)