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Wuzhen Scenic Area temporarily closes for COVID-19 investigation, a week after its Theater Festival
Published: Nov 04, 2021 04:55 PM
Promotional material for the Wuzhen Outdoor Carnival Photo: Courtesy of Wuzhen Theater Festival

Promotional material for the Wuzhen Outdoor Carnival Photo: Courtesy of Wuzhen Theater Festival



The Wuzhen Scenic Area in East China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday night announced that it was temporarily closed after a visitor tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the announcement, all the shops at the scenic area will suspend operations as an investigation is carried out. No time has been given for when operations may resume. 

An employee of the scenic spot under the wish of anonymity told the Global Times that all visitors at the scenic area must undergo nucleic acid testing at the tourist service center. Only those who test negative twice after a 24-hour wait will be permitted to leave the spot. 

"Currently, we haven't heard of more patients who are infected on the spot," she said.  

Visitors who have unused tickets can apply for a full refund. 

The scenic spot just held the 8th Wuzhen Theater Festival from October 15 to 24.

The individual who is tested positive, surnamed Li, is from Shijiazhuang in North China's Hebei Province, which entered "emergency status" for COVID-19 prevention on Tuesday after a total of 12 infections were reported in the city.

Li flew from Shijiazhuang to Shanghai and drove to Wuzhen with his friends on Sunday. He stayed in Wuzhen from Sunday to Tuesday, according to a report by Jiangsu Radio and Television Station.


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