Over 1000 high to medium-risk residential areas under control during National Day week
Since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, tourism has been the first industry to be severely affected. However, when the world has begun to adapt to the pandemic and recover tourism. However, China still accepts the losses due to the “zero-COVID” policy.
According to Chinese media, on the national holiday known to the Chinese as “Golden Week,” the China Railway Group expects passenger numbers to drop to 6.23 million passengers per day, which may be the lowest in the past five years. The reason is that nearly a quarter of the provinces and cities nationwide have applied strict measures.
As reported by The paper, as of October 1, there were 846 areas classified as high-risk for the epidemic and 720 areas classified as medium-risk. People in these areas can’t travel on vacation because they aren’t allowed to go out of their homes and areas.
Liu Simin , vice president of the Tourism Branch of the China Futures Research Association, admitted that it’s unrealistic to put high hopes on the tourism industry this year.
Guizhou tightens anti-pandemic control: even monitoring dining
The Chinese people are entering the long national day holiday. However, with the COVID pandemic, Guizhou still has many complicated developments, and people cannot comfortably enjoy happy moments with family and friends.
According to Chinese media reports, the Guizhou provincial authorities have tightened management before the long national holiday. However, even senior officials issued a critique and penalized the officials who did not strictly follow the epidemic prevention and control instructions.
It’s become impossible for the people of Guizhou to have a complete holiday. A video shared online shows swat police, who only appear for dangerous crimes, are now taking to the streets to monitor people’s travel on holiday. As a result, people can only eat with boredom evident on their faces.
6000-year-old ‘old man’ stone broken in two after a voilent storm
As reported by Chinese media on the morning of October 3, the upper part of the 17-meter-high stone called “old man” broke off after an intense thunderstorm and heavy rain. It had stood up for 6000 years on the beachfront of Qingdao.
The incident has caused regret for locals and tourists, and the attraction has been temporarily closed after this incident.
Orion meteor shower with 20 grains per hour passing through Hong Kong’s sky
According to SingTao, Hong Kong Observatory expects the local observation conditions to be good to view the Orion meteor shower. Therefore, they prepared three observation points: Hong Kong Astropark, Main Dam of Plover Cove, and Sai Wan Stargazing Site.
As reported, the Orion meteor shower season happens from October 2 to November 7 this year. There will be 20 meteors passing by every hour.
The peak of the Orion meteor shower will be on October 21. The recommended observation period is from 10:30 p.m. on October 21 to 4 a.m. on October 22.