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Honolulu to Reopen Campgrounds for First Time in 3 Months

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FILE - In this April 21, 2020, file photo, a man rides his bike on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU -- The city of Honolulu has announced that campgrounds will reopen for the first time in three months with limited permits to ensure social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hawaii News Now reported that the city will issue permits for just over 100 campsites across Oahu.

Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation Public Information Officer Nathan Serota says campsites were limited to physically distance. Regular camp rules still apply.

The Bellows Beach campground northeast of Honolulu will remain closed through Sept. 4 for turtle nesting. All the other campgrounds have reopened.