Chinese mainland saw 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with 5 imported cases, and 30 new asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.
Should everyone get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Is it necessary for everyone get a COVID-19 vaccine? On April 25, Shanghai-based doctor Zhang Wenhong says it depends on:
Adverse reactions to the vaccine
Protection rates of the vaccine
The Pandemic's situation at that time
COVID-19's mortality rate at that time
Beijing announces new laws!
On April 24, Beijing announces new laws which will come into effective from June 1, 2020:
Cover face when coughing or sneezing in public places;
Wear masks when dealing with all infectious respiratory diseases;
Total ban Beijing bikini in public places
Xixi National Wetland Park
The Xixi National wetland park covers an area of 10 square kilometers and is located in western Hangzhou, less than 5 km from West Lake. It is China's first and only national wetland park to combine urban life, farming, and wetlands.
The park has a history of 1,800 years. Hangzhou proposed developing the park in late 2004, and it eventually opened on May 1, 2005.
The park, rich in natural resources, was listed as one of the Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance on Nov 3, 2009. Water makes up 70% of the park's area, creating a special habitat for various plant and animal species. It is intersected by six creeks, which spill over into various ponds, lakes, and swamps.
There are currently 696 types of vascular plants in the wetland, 475 more than in 2005, while the number of insect species has increased by 390 to 867 and the number of bird species has increased by 112 to 181.
The government of Hangzhou has tried to develop its tourism and cultural industries while also protecting the wetland by establishing five cultural festivals. The wetland park receives nearly 5 million tourists every year, generating more than 300 million yuan ($42.35 million) in annual revenue and creating around 1,500 jobs.
"The protection of the Xixi wetland serves as a good model for other wetlands around the world," said Peter Bridgewater, former secretary general of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
No 518 Tianmushan Road, Xihu district, Hangzhou
K506, K310, Y13K193, K823, Sightseeing 1, K356, K830, K86
Ticket price (boat rental not included):
80 yuan, free of tickets from March 13th to May 1st, 2020
7: 30-18: 30