Tourist attractions, cultural venues closed until further notice

Hu Min Li Qian
The closures are a precaution against the spread of a pneumonia outbreak caused by a new coronavirus. Reopening dates have not been announced.
Hu Min Li Qian

Tourist attractions and museums in Shanghai are closed and Huangpu River cruise tours are suspended following a pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The closures are meant to prevent crowd gatherings which may increase the spread of the infection.

Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Zoo, the Xujiahuiyuan scenic area, and A-level tourist attractions in Qingpu District such as Zhujiajiao watertown are all temporarily closed from Friday.

The reopening dates of all closed venues have yet to be announced.

Huangpu River cruise liners have suspended operations, and full refunds have been promised for those who purchased tickets.

The city's 63 tourist information centers have suspended services from Friday.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower will close from Saturday, while the Shanghai Wild Animal Park and Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park are closed from Friday. 

Shanghai Grand Theater has canceled all performances and public cultural activities from Friday, with refunds offered.

Shanghai World Financial Center has closed observatory decks on its 97th and 100th floors from Friday. The exhibition "Ocean by Naked" on the 4th and 94th floors will also close.

A reopening date hasn't been determined. Refunds are available for those who have purchased tickets in advance.

The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and the Shanghai Natural History Museum remain closed during the Spring Festival holiday.

The two museums were closed on Wednesday for a three-day repair and maintenance operation. They had previously been scheduled to reopen on Saturday.

When they will reopen hasn't been determined.

People who have purchased tickets can get refunds through original ticket-purchase channels.

Cultural venues in Yangpu, Putuo, Chongming, Changning and Minhang districts are also closed from Friday.

In Hongkou District, venues such as Shanghai Luxun Museum and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum are shut down from Friday.

All sports venues in Baoshan and Minhang districts are closed from Friday.

All religious venues in the city are also closed from Friday, with resuming times yet to be announced.

From Friday, public cultural venues in Jing'an District will close. These include the Sihang Warehouse Battle Memorial, Jing'an Culture Center, Jing'an Library, as well as the former residences of Mao Zedong, Cai Yuanpei and Liu Changsheng.

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Yuanli Pawnshop Museum and the Memorial of the National Labor Union Secretariat are included too.

Reopening dates have not been set.

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