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Post-outbreak Jade Buddha Temple reopens

July 15, 2020 |

The Jade Buddha Temple in Putuo District reopened to the public on July 10 as the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in China.

Visitors should make a reservation before going to the temple by using the official WeChat account “yufotemple,” the temple authorities said on July 9.

The opening time is between 8am and 4pm, according to the temple. Visitors should bring their identity card and show their health QR code and reservation QR code at the gate of the temple, and wear masks while inside.

To prevent gathering, the Manjushri Hall and Sages Hall will still be closed. The temple will not receive tour groups, it said.

The temple has been closed since January 24, or the Chinese New Year’s Eve, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Longhua Temple in Xuhui District has also reopened to visitors since Friday with similar policies.