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Ventura County has decided to close its beaches ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, amid an ongoing spike in Covid-19 cases in California.

This follows the news earlier this week that LA County would be closing its beaches as well, and California Governor Gavin Newsom flagging further reintroductions of measures to control the virus.

There was reportedly some concern that beach goers would flock from LA country to Ventura County due to the closures there.

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin told KCLU News that parking areas and beaches will be closed and that he's concerned people will try to take part in big gatherings which could spread coronavirus.

The county-wide beach closure will run from 5 a.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, according to the VC star.

The closures will coincide with a fun little South Swell surfers were set to enjoy over the holiday weekend, however California's Covid-19 case count has recently surpassed 200,000 known infections.

Santa Barbara County officials reportedly said that they do not currently have plans to close their beaches, according to KCLU.

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