China reopens thousands of tourist attractions as outbreak gradually brought under control

Tourist attractions in low-risk regions have gradually reopened to the public in China.


A total of 3,714 tourist sites in 28 provinces across mainland China have reopened, as some parts of the country begins to return life to normal.


The number of reopened sites account for 30% of the country’s total.


With the outbreak gradually being brought under control in China, the country’s National Health Commission said on Wednesday that the coronavirus had passed its peak.


The reopened attractions mainly include outdoor spots such as mountains, hills and national parks.


Measures such as online reservations to control the number of visitors are being taken by the over 180 museums that have reopened.


Upon arrival at the tourist sites, visitors are having their temperature taken and health QR codes scanned.


The draconian measures imposed by the Chinese government appear to have quelled the spread of COVID-19 domestically.


For the first time since the outbreak began, China reported on Thursday there were no new local cases of the coronavirus for the day before.


Italy has now surpassed China for the most number of deaths, making it the world’s deadliest centre of the outbreak.