Beijing parks keep up guard against epidemic during Tomb-sweeping holiday

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-07 17:39:59|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Major parks in Beijing have adopted multiple moves to prevent visitors from gathering during the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day festival as they continue to be vigilant about the prevention of the novel coronavirus disease.

Eleven municipal parks have used online booking and taken crowd control measures to keep the real-time number of visitors to less than 30 percent of the previous years to ensure the safety of the tours, the municipal park administration center said.

The administration also sent nearly 3,000 people to 227 popular tourist locations for preventing large gatherings of visitors. The number of visitors dropped 70 percent in the municipal parks compared with the same period last year.

Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, falls on April 4 this year and is a traditional Chinese holiday when people pay tribute to deceased family and friends. Many also spend the three-day holiday traveling.