A massive nudist festival is set to go ahead despite concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the first weekend in February for the past five years, more than 4,000 nude revelers have been gathering at Zipolite (beach of the dead) on the southern coast of Mexico for the Festival Nudista Zipolite.
Organised by the Federación Nudista de México, the festival takes place on the country’s first and only legal nude beach.
And despite the country having recorded more than 1.4 million cases of the deadly disease, with over 130,000 Covid-related deaths in the past year, the hotly-anticipate event is expected to go ahead as planned.
According to reports, officials in the town of Zipolite have agreed to hold the festival as long as the country’s protocols are met.
Benjamín Martínez López, a representative of Bienes Comunales, has claimed that organisers and the Health Secretariat of San Pedro Pochutla have confirmed the event should be fine to go ahead.
He said it represents an opportunity for the town to recoup some of the money it has lost as a result of the pandemic.
Adverts for Festival Nudista Zipolite 2021 have urged visitors to take extra precautions if they are planning to attend.
One such message says: “If you have airline and hotel reservations, bring your masks and sanitising items with you or if you still don’t have reservations, we invite you to stay home.”
Source: Lad Bible
Original publication 8 January, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 11th January 2021
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