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Beaches around Texas deserted amid coronavirus outbreak

A man stands on his surf on Beirut's Mediterranean Sea, as he back to the beach an hour before the starting of the nighttime curfew that imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, April 4, 2020. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A man stands on his surf on Beirut's Mediterranean Sea, as he back to the beach an hour before the starting of the nighttime curfew that imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, April 4, 2020. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – As coronavirus continues to spread and non-essential businesses started to close as a precaution before stay-at-home orders were announced, many Texans began to take advantage of nature by heading to beaches.

But since everyone thought of doing the same thing all at once, a stop had to be put to outdoor gatherings and many public beaches were closed.

Here’s what some of Texas’ most popular beaches look like without visitors:

Galveston

Jamaica Beach

Port Aransas

South Padre Island


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