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Chinese tourists are swarming to popular scenic spots after they have been reopened during the corona virus outbreak

Tens of thousands of tourists flock to scenic places in China despite the outbreak of the corona virus after major attractions have reopened their doors

  • Several important destinations were filled with visitors after they resumed their activities
  • The Wugongshan National Park was so full that it had to reject tourists today
  • West Lake in the city of Hangzhou was flooded by more than 5,000 visitors in one day
  • Companies in China gradually return to normal after a long break

Tens of thousands of people have flocked to tourist attractions in China after re-opening their doors despite the corona virus outbreak.

Most of the country’s scenic spots are closed for almost a month to prevent the virus from spreading, but major destinations are gradually resuming work this week.

Multiple videos show a large crowd of people visiting popular sites in Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Nanning provinces.

A photo shows Chinese tourists standing in line in the Wugongshan Geological National Park

The park issued an urgent overcrowding warning today and imposed a new limit on the number of visitors

The park issued an urgent overcrowding warning today and imposed a new limit on the number of visitors

Multiple videos show tens of thousands of Chinese people swarming to the Wugongshan Geological National Park while the corona virus continues to spread throughout the country and worldwide

Chinese people flock to the national park after it was reopened on February 20

Chinese people flock to the national park after it was reopened on February 20

Chinese people flock to the national park after it was reopened on February 20

A popular hiking location, the Wugongshan National Geological Park, was so full that it had to release an urgent overcrowding today and imposed a new limit on the number of daily visitors.

All tourists are advised by the park to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from each other, but a clip shows rows of queues in the national park with little space in between.

Another attraction, the West Lake, was flooded by 5,000 people in one day.

Visitors to the famous lake in Hangzhou are seen in a video that enjoys the sunny weather after being told to stay at home for almost a month.

People are advised to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) from each other

People are advised to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) from each other

People are advised to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) from each other

On Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, many people have criticized the tourists who chose to travel during the epidemic.

One comment read: “[I’m] confused. Why do you have to travel now? “

Another insisted: “Don’t add more burdens to our country, why can’t you just stay at home?”

Visitors in West Lake, Hangzhou, a city in eastern China, are pictured enjoying the sunny weather with family and friends after being told to stay at home for almost a month

Visitors to West Lake, Hangzhou, a city in eastern China, are pictured enjoying the sunny weather with family and friends after being told to stay at home for almost a month

Visitors in West Lake, Hangzhou, a city in eastern China, are pictured enjoying the sunny weather with family and friends after being told to stay at home for almost a month

West Lake (photo) is one of the most popular scenic spots in China and an icon of the city of Hangzhou. The park has several temples, pagodas, gardens and artificial islands

West Lake (photo) is one of the most popular scenic spots in China and an icon of the city of Hangzhou. The park has several temples, pagodas, gardens and artificial islands

West Lake (photo) is one of the most popular scenic spots in China and an icon of the city of Hangzhou. The park has several temples, pagodas, gardens and artificial islands

Companies in China are slowly opening again after the Chinese government released new guidelines on February 20 advising people to return to work.

It also contains rules on sanitary management for tourist attractions, according to state media China daily.

The new coronavirus has killed at least 2,626 people and infected more than 79,700 worldwide.

The new coronavirus has killed at least 2,624 people and infected more than 79,700 worldwide

The new coronavirus has killed at least 2,624 people and infected more than 79,700 worldwide

The new coronavirus has killed at least 2,624 people and infected more than 79,700 worldwide

People are queued outside a Beijing pharmacy to buy protective masks

People are queued outside a Beijing pharmacy to buy protective masks

People are queued outside a Beijing pharmacy to buy protective masks

Italy announced its fifth death today because it is imposing drastic security measures

Italy announced its fifth death today because it is imposing drastic security measures

Italy announced its fifth death today because it is imposing drastic security measures

Italy announced its fifth death today because it is imposing drastic security measures to control the first major outbreak in Europe.

China’s highest legislative committee adopted a proposal on Monday to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice that is considered responsible for the country’s deadly disease.

Experts believe that the new coronavirus has been passed on to humans by wild animals sold as food, especially bats and snakes.

Moscow is targeting Chinese with police raids amid fear of coronavirus

Russian medical workers are pictured walking after performing health checks on a group of passengers who arrived on February 21 with a suspected corona virus transport company at Kievsky train station in Moscow

Russian medical workers are pictured walking after performing health checks on a group of passengers who arrived on February 21 with a suspected corona virus transport company at Kievsky train station in Moscow

Russian medical workers are pictured walking after performing health checks on a group of passengers who arrived on February 21 with a suspected corona virus transport company at Kievsky train station in Moscow

Moscow has ordered the police to plunder hotels, dorms, apartment buildings and companies in search of Chinese while Russia tries to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

Bus, metro and tram drivers have also been told that a Chinese person gets into his vehicle before handing them a questionnaire asking why he is in the country and whether he has quarantined after arrival.

An email that leaked during the weekend suggested that the police would also be alerted by public transport to Chinese nationals, although the authorities claimed it was fake.

Russian medical workers are shown on February 21 in a sanatorium in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region

Russian medical workers are shown on February 21 in a sanatorium in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region

Russian medical workers are shown on February 21 in a sanatorium in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region

The mayor of Moscow has also announced that the city will use facial recognition technology to ensure that arrivals from China observe a two-week quarantine.

Since the outbreak of the new virus that infected more than 76,000 people and killed more than 2,300 in mainland China, Russia has reported two cases. Both patients, Chinese subjects admitted to hospital in Siberia, recovered quickly.

Russian authorities are nevertheless going to make considerable – according to some discriminatory – efforts to prevent the virus from re-emerging and spreading.

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