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China Forbidden City opens May1 to the public

The Forbidden City in Beijing will reopen on Friday after three months of closure due to the new coronavirus crisis, the latest sign of a return to normal in China, authorities said. 

The Palace of Middle Harmony in the Forbidden City of Beijing. The imperial palace near Tiananmen Square closed its doors on January 25, when authorities decreed the closure of all tourist attractions and the confinement of an entire province.  The number of tourists allowed to enter will be only 5,000 people per day, against 80,000 before the pandemic.  Visitors should wear masks and show their health code on their cell phones, which prove that they are not carriers of the virus, and stand at least one meter from each other. Temperature controls will take place at the entrance and anyone who has a fever or cough will be barred from entry. Beijing recently announced that the city's museums will gradually reopen from May 1. 

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