More Chinese tourist sites exempt tickets for doctors, nurses

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-14 20:22:57|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- More Chinese provinces and cities said they would waive entrance fees to their major scenic spots for the nation's medical workers this year.

In southwest China's Sichuan Province, a growing number of scenic areas including the site hosting the UNESCO-listed world heritage Leshan Giant Buddha announced they would open free to the nation's doctors and nurses within a year after they resume business.

Guilin, a southern Chinese city known for its picturesque karst mountains and beautiful rivers, announced Friday it would waive the entrance fees to 80 tourist sites for medical workers this year, according to the city's culture, radio and television and tourism bureau.

In Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, the free-entry policy will cover 23 scenic areas, four museums and the ancient city wall. Medical workers can take sightseeing buses free of charge in the city.

The city's culture and tourism bureau said the move is to "salute the doctors and nurses at the front line of the epidemic fight."

A total of 189 medical teams of 21,569 medical workers had been sent to central China's Hubei Province to help combat the coronavirus disease COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission.