(Yicai Global) March 16 -- Shanghai's shopping plazas and parks are starting back up as strict control measures start to bite and China has basically checked the further spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower and 20-plus other major tourist attractions have also resumed operations.
210 Shops at Changtai Plaza in Pudong New Area restarted operation as of March 12. Workers at nearby companies stroll in the plaza during their lunch break.
HKRI Taikoo Hui in downtown Shanghai has been taking action to prevent and control the coronavirus, such as thorough disinfection, abbreviating business hours to between 1.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. and canceling Lunar New Year celebrations and exhibitions.
Employees from neighboring office buildings saunter along Shanghai's famous Nanjing Road commercial pedestrian strip after its revival on their lunch break on March 12.
Residents recreate in Xujiahui Park on March 12. Three of the eight parks in Xuhui district, one of Shanghai's central urban areas, have now reopened.
Tourists brave rain to visit Shanghai Zoo on March 13, the first day of its reopening. The animal park is accessible between from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and accepts up to 30,000 visitors a day, but allows no more than 15,000 in simultaneously in accordance with epidemic prevention and control rules.
A lady snaps photos of Shanghai's city flower, the Yulan Magnolia, at Changtai Plaza on March 12.
Customers shop at Shanghai luxury designer outlet Florentia Village in the rain on March 13. Several ladies pass along a corridor at the center, clutching their purchases.
Editors: Dou Shicong, Ben Armour