While the rest of the world is still standing up to fight the coronavirus, China appears to be doing well. Days ago there were reports of factories reopening across the country and now that he has lifted the lockdown, thousands of people have flocked to tourist spots without paying any attention to health officials that the pandemic is on. far from over.
Footage from Huangshan Mountain Park in Anhui Province shows thousands crowded, while wearing face masks, desperate to experience the ‘outside’ after months of lockdowns and travel restrictions .
The place was so overcrowded that at 7:48 a.m. authorities issued a notice stating that the park had reached its daily capacity of 20,000 and would no longer accept visitors, media reports. World time reports.
In Shanghai too, the famous Bund waterfront was teeming with shoppers and tourists.
Meanwhile, in Shanghai, the famous Bund waterfront was once again filled with shoppers and tourists, after almost deserted weeks. Restaurants that were closed just a few days ago have been found doing good business. This was the case in Beijing, the nation’s capital, as locals flocked to the city’s parks and open spaces.
After months of containment, Monday April 5 was the first day that no new deaths have been reported in China from the coronavirus.
The government is easing restrictions in the country, but Chinese health experts are urging the public to continue to exercise caution.
Speaking to Health Times, Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the pandemic was not yet over in China.
“China is not near the end, but has entered a new stage. With the global epidemic raging, China has not reached the end,” he reportedly said. In view of the decline in the number of positive cases reported in the country, the government is restarting manufacturing and service industries.
#Huangshan The mountain, a 5-A tourist attraction in the East #ChinaAnhui province, closed to tourists Sunday morning due to an influx of tourists after exempting its 190 yuan ($ 26.7) entry fee to residents of the province to promote tourism in the middle # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE. pic.twitter.com/DAffe2zhI1
– Global Times (@globaltimesnews) April 5, 2020
After photos of overcrowded Huangshan began circulating on social media, the official newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, People’s Daily, reprimanded people, âDon’t come together!
Needless to say, the lockdown has affected all sectors of the Chinese economy.
However, the government is careful not to open everything too quickly; the reopening of cinemas was canceled at the end of March. Many tourist attractions were reportedly open in Shanghai for 10 days before being closed again on March 31.
The reopening of these public spaces is a matter of concern, also because China is reporting cases of COVID-19 where patients are asymptomatic.
The government and citizens should take precautions now, so that they do not fall victim to another wave.