It's not all grim news. For those who still haven't gotten the chance to explore the city, Shanghai's hop-on and hop-off sightseeing buses are back on the streets and have resumed operation as of Sunday 15 along with some strict prevention and disinfection measures.
On another bright note, tickets are also discounted, now at 15RMB, and medical workers will be able to enjoy free rides through the end of this year in gratitude for their dedication during this tough time, according to SHINE
However, only line one (red line) and line two (green line) are operating with 20-minute intervals and shortened operating hours at the moment. Line one will run from 9am to 6pm, and line two from 9am to 5.30pm.
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In addition, the number of passengers on each bus is kept below half capacity or about 25 riders. And not only will passengers be required to have their temperature checked and wear masks when boarding but also will have to register their information by scanning a QR code and will be asked to sit with vacant seats between them. Those with a temperature higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius will not be allowed on.
Happy sightseeing and remember your social distancing habits.