Beijing cancels large-scale activities

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Beijing has canceled large-scale activities, including temple fairs and shows, in an effort to prevent and control a novel coronavirus, local tourism authorities said Thursday.

The municipal bureau of culture and tourism said the move, which goes into effect Thursday, aims to minimize large gatherings of people in the capital. 

The Forbbiden City management will also shut down the world famous landmark and refund the tickets during the holiday, so will management teams of other popular tourist landmarks in Beijing.

The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 25 this year. A string of events and activities, such as temple fairs, winter sports and exhibitions, are usually held in Beijing during the holiday.

Last year, Beijing's 11 municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture received 2.32 million visitors during the holiday. 

Yesterday, the film studios of seven blockbusters such as "Detective Chinatown 3" and "Lost in Russia" slated to hit Chinese theaters nationwide during the holiday also urgently cancelled their release plans.

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