As the coronavirus epidemic spread around the world, people filled tourist centers during the extended May 1 holiday in China, which took the epidemic under control in its own country with very strict measures. As millions of Chinese travel to the interior of the country during the 5-day vacation that ends today, the number of visitors to tourist areas was almost twice last year. It has been calculated that 200 million trips will be made in the country during the 5 days of vacation.
HUMAN FLOODING IN THE SQUARES
During Labor Day, the country’s first unrestricted vacation, entertainment and museum tickets quickly sold out as people filled squares in Shanghai, Beijing and many other cities. While an even greater density was observed on the Great Wall than during the normal period, people danced side by side at the Strawberry Music Festival in Wuhan. Other tourist attractions such as Forbidden City Palace, Yellow Crane Tower, West Lake were also inundated by visitors.
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17 NEW CASES PER DAY
– As the virus continued its impact by breaking a record with more than 900,000 new cases worldwide last week, China, with a population of 1.4 billion, reported a total of 17 new cases on the continent the day before.
– Although China reports a low number of cases and deaths, its transparency in handling epidemics is a subject of debate among the international public.
The epidemic broke out in China in December 2019. While a total of 90 thousand 697 cases were detected in China, the loss of life was announced at 4 thousand 636.