These screens made from anti-bacterial fabric have been designed to allow beaches in Italy to open for summer whilst keeping tourists safe from coronavirus.
The screen have been designed by Edilcontract, a company based in Cattolica, in the northeastern Italian region of Rimini which specialises in outdoor and interior decoration.
The screens are reportedly made of soft, breathable and anti-bacterial fabric and would help enable parasols and sun loungers are placed at safe distances apart.
The owner of the company Andrea Baschetti, explained to local media that “some days ago, we presented our proposal to the beach operators” but the idea was rejected in the Romagna region.
Baschetti said the company have contacted others areas in Italy with the idea and they are said to be considering the proposal.
Local media report the screen could also be used in restaurants and swimming pools to help ensure social distancing is practised.
Owner Baschetti said the screens “have nothing to do with plexiglass structures” and “will not have a sauna effect” of heating the areas where beachgoers are relaxing.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Italy has registered 201,505 cases of COVID-19 and 27,359 deaths.
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