Chongqing serves as the economic center of the upstream Yangtze basin. Like most places in China, Chongqing has reduced its level of emergency response to the COVID-19 epidemic and encouraged residents and businesses to start returning to normalcy.
Millions of Chinese visited reopened tourist sites as temperature checks and social distancing remain in force. The extended May Day holiday led to more cars back on the road, and more people flocked to shopping malls, accelerating China's economic recovery.
(Produced by Zhang Lingyi, Zhu Yurou and Chen Lidan)