With Covid-19 infections under control, tourism in Shanghai booms during China’s ‘golden week’

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “With Covid-19 infections under control, tourism in Shanghai booms during China’s ‘golden week’” – below is their description.

    China is celebrating its first major national holiday since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as tourists are eager to travel head out on domestic trips while international movements remain restricted. Large crowds converged at popular tourist spots in Shanghai, giving local businesses a much-needed boost. In some areas, crowds grew so large that police had to put crowd-control measures in place. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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