Coronavirus: two swimmers saved from drowning as easing of Hong Kong social-distancing rules for beaches and pools becomes mired in confusion and delay

Apr 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Two stricken swimmers were rescued from the sea as confusion and anger dominated the latest easing of Hong Kong’s Covid-19 rules on Thursday, with lifeguard shortages blamed for delaying the long-awaited reopening of public beaches and swimming pools.A teenager and his father on the verge of drowning were pulled to safety after venturing into waters off Tsuen Wan, believing beaches had reopened as planned, according to a lifeguard at the scene. “They could be dead if we didn’t spot them,” said…

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