China beefs up scenic area management amid coronavirus epidemic

Updated: Feb 26, 2020 Xinhua Print
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China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has asked scenic areas nationwide to continue implementing epidemic control measures and closely monitor tourist information, according to a set of guidelines issued Tuesday by the ministry.

The guidelines required real-name ticketing, registration of tourists' contact and travel information and big data-powered monitoring of tourist information as scenic attractions have gradually started reopening to the public.

Scenic spots in regions with a high risk of the novel coronavirus epidemic, however, should remain closed for the time being, the guidelines read.

The scenic spots that are to reopen should strictly control tourist volume and avoid crowds. Tourists should have their temperatures taken and wear masks before entrance.

The ministry also required scenic spots to monitor and report their employees' health conditions and beef up hygiene and epidemic control at major venues.

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