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China's Hubei receives 7.35 mln tourists during May Day holiday

WUHAN, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hubei Province, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic, received a total of 7.35 million tourists during the May Day holiday.


 


Tourism revenue generated during the five-day holiday totaled 2.45 billion yuan (about 345 million U.S. dollars), according to Hubei provincial administration of culture and tourism.



Both figures mark a sharp drop from those during the May Day holiday last year, but they indicate that tourism is steadily rebounding in the hard-hit province as the epidemic has eased.


 

Hubei lowered its level of novel coronavirus emergency response from the highest to the second-highest starting May 2.