Chinese urged to avoid crowds during May Day travel
BEIJING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese health official on Thursday urged people traveling during the upcoming May Day holiday to avoid crowded tourist sites and peak hours over coronavirus concerns.
Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission, made the remarks at a press conference, citing experts' views.
People who intend to travel during the holiday from May 1 to 5 are advised to have short distance and off-peak travel, avoid crowds, have as few gatherings as possible and take personal protection measures, he said.
If symptoms like fever, fatigue and dry cough occur, one should go to the nearest health institution immediately, the spokesperson said.
The upcoming holiday will be the first major holiday in China since the coronavirus outbreak.