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Guangzhou reopens entertainment venues after stifling COVID-19 resurgence
Published: Jul 04, 2021 04:28 PM
People line up to register to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday as the city is seeing a resurgence connected to virus mutations that was first found in India. The city reported 18 local COVID-19 confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the total to 23 since the outbreak started on May 21 (See also Page 4). Photo: VCG

People line up to register to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday as the city is seeing a resurgence connected to virus mutations that was first found in India. The city reported 18 local COVID-19 confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the total to 23 since the outbreak started on May 21 (See also Page 4). Photo: VCG

Guangzhou of South China's Guangdong Province plans to open up entertainment venues including cinemas, theaters and KTVs after a local COVID-19 outbreak was brought under control, though strict quarantine measures will remain in place. 

The supervisor of Guangzhou entertainment and tourism sectors announced on Saturday that various entertainment venues in the city will be opened to public, though a series of quarantine policies such as mask-wearing, online booking of tickets and using QR health-screening codes. And the capacity in any enclosed entertainment venues should be capped to 75 percent of their maximum. 

Local group tours are to be allowed after strict precautionary measure are adhered to, said the announcement. Guangzhou travel groups will not head to middle- and high-risk areas and will not accept applicants who had been to those areas. 

The announcement is a landmark normalizing local quarantine policies. Entertainment and tourism enterprises are asked to strengthen their quarantine measures, and strictly implement quarantine policies made by industry supervisor. 

Cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan in Guangdong had experienced three separate outbreaks, which were caused by imported virus variants including the Delta variant first discovered in India.

Guangdong provincial government said the local outbreaks had been brought under firm control after citywide screening from June 22 to 29 found no positive cases.

Global Times
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