Some Gold Coast beaches reopen after Queensland records no new COVID-19 infections

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Two Gold Coast beaches reopened at midday today after being closed earlier this month due to coronavirus concerns.

However, Cr Tate said The Spit and its surrounding carparks will remain closed until further notice.

“I still want to discourage out-of-towners from coming to our beaches,” he said.

A man enters the water with a closed beach sign in the foreground at Surfers Paradise beach

The beaches have been off-limits since April 7 after authorities said some beach-goers had been seen flouting social-distancing rules despite repeated warnings.