20,000 people pack up popular Chinese tourist site after health restrictions are lifted


Chinese tourist sites were crowded over the weekend as the country lifted travel restrictions that had been put in place to ease the spread of the coronavirus.

Sunday at 7:48 a.m. local time, Huangshan Mountain reached its daily limit of 20,000 visitors Global Times reported. A few hours later, visitors awaiting entry were informed to come back another day.

Images of the mountain showed people crowded into the crowd on the narrow walkway.

Huangshan Mountain in Anhui Province was not the only place attracting large numbers of tourists this weekend, CNN reported.

According to CNN, the Bund’s waterfront in Shanghai was crowded with customers and some restaurants in the city had to book after being closed a few days earlier.

Health experts in China have warned that the public should always be careful because the pandemic is not yet over.

“China is not near the end, but it has entered a new stage. With the global epidemic raging, China has not come to an end, “Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Times last week. , CNN reported Monday.

The virus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China, has led to more than 1.2 million confirmed cases worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

China has reported more than 82,000 cases, far fewer than the United States and some European countries. But one a confidential report from the American intelligence community indicates that Beijing may have reduced the number of cases at its borders, Bloomberg News reported last week.

China’s National Health Commission said on Monday 78 new asymptomatic coronaviruses cases had been identified, against 47 the day before. China only started reporting the number of asymptomatic cases last week.

Health experts have warned that asymptomatic carriers can unknowingly transmit the disease, causing concern as China begins to lift travel restrictions.


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