Tourist attractions ordered closed again

Hu Min
Parks and other popular places to visit which have been reopening to the public are now being told to close again to prevent spread of the coronavirus. 
Hu Min

Local tourist attractions which reopened in March are to close or partially close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Bund sightseeing tunnel, which reopened on March 13, closed from 5pm on Monday to enhance prevention and control measures, its operator announced.

Reopening times have yet to be announced, and refunds will be available for those who have already purchased tickets.

The operator of Shanghai Haiwan National Forest Park in the Pudong New Area which reopened on March 10 said indoor venues such as Shanghai Farm Culture Museum, a ceramic art exhibition hall and a chinaware exhibition hall closed on Monday and it’s not known when they will reopen.

The operator of Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park in Songjiang District said on Monday that its indoor venues would remain closed. Opening times will be based on the development of the epidemic, the operator said.

There will be full refunds for those who have purchased admission, the operator said.

The park’s outdoor areas will remain open with the number of visitors kept below 5,000 a day, half its normal capacity.

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park in Pudong closed on Monday.

Those who have purchased admission online can apply for a refund or pick another date between its opening day and before the end of July, its operator said.

Most of the park's display areas are indoors.

Some A-level indoor tourist attractions in the city which had reopened were ordered on Sunday to close again until further notice.

These include the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, Changfeng Ocean World, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.

Zhujiajiao water town, Tianzifang, Fengjing water town, Paotaiwan scenic area, Jinshanzui Fishing Village, Nanxiang scenic area, Jinjiang Amusement Park and Shanghai Film Park have been ordered to close their indoor areas.

In addition, 37 outdoor tourist attractions with limited indoor space have been required to close their indoor areas, including Shanghai Wild Animal Park, City Beach and Chenshan Botanical Garden.

Shanghai World Financial Center and the Donglin Temple scenic area which were due to reopen soon have been ordered to remain closed.  

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