China's Zhangjiajie conducts orderly evacuation of tourists after COVID-19 resurgence

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-31 12:00:33|Editor: huaxia

CHANGSHA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Zhangjiajie, a world-renowned tourist destination in Hunan Province, is requiring all tourists to take three nucleic acid tests before leaving the city due to the latest resurgence of COVID-19.

By Friday, Zhangjiajie had registered five locally transmitted cases, all local travel agency workers, according to the municipal health commission.

Tourists have to show negative results from all three tests before leaving the city. According to a statement of the municipal tourism authority on Friday, emergency channels have been set up for them at all testing sites citywide.

Essential services are coordinated and provided to stranded tourists by local tourist agencies, hotels and the disease prevention and control department, according to the statement.

Zhangjiajie closed all tourist sites and upgraded 11 neighborhoods to medium-risk areas for COVID-19 on Friday. By Thursday night, the city had over 11,900 tourists.

In the past days, several Chinese cities reported a spike in COVID-19 infections. A number of the cases had travel histories to Zhangjiajie. Enditem

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