Museums and indoor attractions reclose to prevent spread of COVID-19

In the past two days, a number of reopened museums and memorial halls in China issued announcements that they would close again temporarily. 

As the weather warmed, COVID-19 has been controlled to a certain extent, and popular sites drew large numbers of tourists.

Previously, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and National Health Commission jointly issued a notice, asking parks and museums to only open the outdoor area, and close the indoor spaces. The notice involved a large number of museums, memorial halls.

"During the epidemic prevention and control period, the scenic spots shall only open the outdoor areas, and the indoor areas are temporarily closed. Tourist attractions shall not receive more than 30 percent of the maximum approved carrying capacity," said the notice.

In addition, the notice requires scenic spots to strengthen flow management, and strictly prevent personnel gathering.

"Safety first" is the main concept to follow, said the notice. Open outdoor scenic spots should also book tickets online to control the flow of people.

Museums across the country have responded to the call to reclose, and some have taken the opportunity to renovate.

Many museums in Guangzhou will be closed from tomorrow.