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French nudist resort hit by coronavirus outbreak as 100 naturists test positive

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Rates of infection at the Cap d’Agde nudist resort are now four times that of nearby communities, and health officials have warned that visitors must wear face masks and social distance

One of the most famous nudist colonies in Europe has reported a “very worrying” outbreak of coronavirus – leading to warnings to people to stay away.

Managers of the Cap d’Agde resort, which welcomes around 35,000 visitors every summer, admit that so-called “barrier gestures” are all but impossible among naturists.

Rates of infection are now four times that of nearby communities, with almost 100 holidaymakers so far testing positive.

The Naturist Village at Cap d’Agde markets itself as a family resort
The Naturist Village at Cap d’Agde markets itself as a family resort

This has led to an emergency announcement by health officials from the department which covers Cap d’Agde, on the Mediterranean coast near Montpellier, and warnings that visitors must social distance and wear face masks at the resort.

At least 95 people have tested positive at the resort, with more results due this week.

It is in addition to about 50 people who reported falling ill after returning home from Cap d’Agde.

“”We are in an alarming situation,… We also ask all the people who wish to come to this naturist village to postpone their arrival.”

Spokesman for the Herault Prefecture

A spokesman for the Herault Prefecture said: “We are in an alarming situation, therefore we ask that all the people of the village be tested before leaving the place and going elsewhere.

“And we also ask all the people who wish to come to this naturist village to postpone their arrival.”

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Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 24 August, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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