CHINA China to maintain regular COVID-19 prevention measures during upcoming holiday

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China to maintain regular COVID-19 prevention measures during upcoming holiday

Xinhua

18:14, June 24, 2020

BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) - Chinese authorities will continue to implement regular COVID-19 prevention and control measures during the upcoming three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, an official said on Wednesday.

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Medical workers verify information of local residents at a nucleic acid testing site at a community in Balizhuang Street of Haidian District, Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. Communities in Beijing have taken strict measures, including sterilizing key areas and conducting nucleic acid tests on local residents, to prevent and control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Xinhua)

Over 10,000 tourist attractions across the country had been reopened to the public by Monday, said Liu Kezhi with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism at a press conference.

During the upcoming holiday, reopened tourist sites should reach no more than 30 percent of their maximum visitor capacities, and visitors are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance, Liu said.

Tourist sites should also make sound arrangements of tour routes to ensure visitors' safety and prevent the gatherings of crowds, Liu stressed. 

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