More Chinese tourist attractions exempt tickets for doctors, nurses
BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- More Chinese provinces and cities said they would waive entrance fees to their major scenic spots for the nation's medical workers this year.
In the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, 34 tourist sites including the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum where the famous army of terra cotta warriors is on display would be open free to the nation's doctors and nurses this year after they resume business.
Meanwhile, a growing number of cultural performance programs and time-honored catering enterprises in Xi'an would also offer free performances and special meals to medical workers.
Over 200 tourist attractions in northern China's Shanxi Province would offer preferential policies over a period of time for medical workers and their family members as well as police when they resume business after the epidemic.
Southwest China's Guizhou Province also announced that it would waive the entrance fees to 420 tourist sites for medical workers this year.
The free-entry policy will also be carried out in the Chinese provinces of Shandong, Hebei, Yunnan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Sichuan and Jiangsu, as well as the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Tianjin Municipality.
The move is to salute the doctors and nurses at the frontline of the COVID-19 epidemic fight.
A total of 217 medical teams with 25,633 medical workers had been sent to central China's Hubei Province to help combat COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the National Health Commission.