On Friday afternoon the eThekwini municipality confirmed its beaches would be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Metro mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has mobilised law enforcement personnel to enforce compliance with this notice.
“The public is urged to adhere to this notice for their safety. Swimming, surfing, fishing, canoeing and other related activities are prohibited. Activities such as jogging, walking, running, yoga and other exercises are allowed,” the city said.
It said, however, that the decision could be reviewed, “depending on weather conditions”.