GENEVA – Police have reported an increase in the number of fines related to breaches of public health guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
Over the 17 April weekend, Geneva police issued 97 fines for non-compliance with Covid-19 social distancing guidelines including gatherings of more than five people.
Many residents of canton Geneva have been flagrantly taking to the streets and gathering in public spaces as seen in this tweet posted in late March.
As a reminder, access to the following areas is limited to residents of the relevant zones, and/or has been closed:
- Evaux sports centre in Onex
- The Bernex park (Signal de Bernex)
- The Mandement / Allondon hiking trail (Russin and French side included)
- Vessy sports centre in Veyrier
- Bout-du-Monde sports centre
- Vengeron and Reposoir beaches in Pregny-Chambésy
- Choiseul port in Versoix
- The Promeneur solitaire walking trail (St Jean)
- The Falaises walking trail (St Jean, Seujet)
- The Moulin-des-Frères walking trail in Vernier
- Nature trails along the Arve River
- Nature trails along the Rhône River (specifically the Verbois dam and Moulin-de-Vert watermill)
- Bois de la Bâtie (park, petting zoo and playground)
The pandemic has also caused delays to opening of the Plage des Eaux-Vives, initially scheduled for 16 May. The GHI newspaper reports that only the walkway between the beach and the Bellote area in Cologny will be ready to open by that date.
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