Sea of Galilee beaches hit maximum capacity under virus rules as heatwave breaks

Times of Israel | May 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM
  • Authorities said Saturday that a number of beaches at the Sea of Galilee had reached capacity under social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Israelis took advantage of relaxed rules and the end of a blistering heatwave.
  • Israel’s beaches reopened on Wednesday after they had been shuttered since early April over COVID-19.
  • Wednesday’s opening of 124 of Israel’s beaches marked the official beginning of the bathing season as the country sweltered under an intense heatwave which killed at least three people.