Looks like China has finally overcome the coronavirus pandemic that originated from here. After months of containment, the country has finally lifted travel restrictions on several locations, and a number of tourist attractions in China have been seen packed with Chinese revelers during the 3-day Qingming Festival this weekend.
Apparently the festival started on Saturday and tourism to the country has also picked up in the same way. However, according to experts, it is extremely dangerous for people to move in large numbers because the possibility of transmission of COVID-19 is higher in tourist places.
On Sunday, Huangshan Mountain, which is a prominent tourist spot in China’s Anhui Province, received a large number of tourists. To promote tourism, the site exempted entrance fees for residents by 190 yuan ($ 26.7).
Don’t come together! Mount Huangshan, a famous tourist spot in eastern China’s Anhui, was forced to close in less than an hour on Sunday morning when visitor numbers surpassed the 20,000 ceiling. reopened to the public at the end of February after a one-month shutdown due to # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE pic.twitter.com/RhKcH9bTW9
– People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) April 5, 2020
This has happened despite several warnings issued by Chinese health authorities as the risk of coronavirus is far from over. Several photos from Huangshan Mountain Park were shared on the internet, showing thousands of Chinese people wearing face masks, but still close to each other.
Media reports said the rush to get inside was absolutely insane and at 7.48am, and authorities had to issue a notice stating that the park had reached its daily capacity of 20,000 visitors. Authorities issued another notice around 10 a.m., asking visitors to plan their visit on another day.
People are crowded into Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), a jagged chain of more than 70 knife-shaped peaks in east China’s Anhui Province, after the quarantine ban is lifted in most areas from China # Coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/SiVunZJys5
– Keith Zhai (@QiZHAI) April 5, 2020
On the other hand, the famous Bund waterfront in Shanghai has been seen inundated with shoppers and tourists. Restaurants in the city were also reportedly packed with people. Likewise, the parks of the Chinese capital Beijing were also seen crowded with people.
Apparently, the coronavirus epidemic has started in the Chinese city of Wuhan and according to current data 12,87,742 people are infected with 70,559 deaths worldwide.