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China: Badaling section of iconic Great Wall reopens as coronavirus lockdown eases02:18

China: Badaling section of iconic Great Wall reopens as coronavirus lockdown eases

China, Yanqing District
March 27, 2020 at 13:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Great Wall of China has reopened the Badaling section of the popular attraction after it was closed in January amid coronavirus concerns as footage shot in the outskirts of Beijing on Friday shows.

Footage shows several tourists wearing facemasks walking on the historic attraction and taking pictures. Visitors had to pre-order their tickets as well as go through temperature checks and present their QR code of health status before entering the ruins.

Tourists stranded in Beijing and other neighbouring areas for the last two months took the chance to visit the most popular section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of urban Beijing city.

China eased it's lockdown measures after official reports suggested that over 74,000 people from the 81,894 infected in China have recovered from the novel coronavirus while 3,296 had died.

China: Badaling section of iconic Great Wall reopens as coronavirus lockdown eases02:18
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The Great Wall of China has reopened the Badaling section of the popular attraction after it was closed in January amid coronavirus concerns as footage shot in the outskirts of Beijing on Friday shows.

Footage shows several tourists wearing facemasks walking on the historic attraction and taking pictures. Visitors had to pre-order their tickets as well as go through temperature checks and present their QR code of health status before entering the ruins.

Tourists stranded in Beijing and other neighbouring areas for the last two months took the chance to visit the most popular section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of urban Beijing city.

China eased it's lockdown measures after official reports suggested that over 74,000 people from the 81,894 infected in China have recovered from the novel coronavirus while 3,296 had died.

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