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Chongqing's Hustle and Bustle of Daily Life Returns丨Photo Story


Chongqing- "It's great that the familiar life is back," said Bai Qiuxia, a local citizen selecting vegetables at a grocery store in Yuzhong District. "Seeing the restoration of the city life, I am more than excited."

Chongqing is gradually opening up a wide range of service industry establishments closely related to citizens' lives after implementing more than 20 days of strict prevention and control measures. The city reported 260 newly confirmed local cases and 5,112 new asymptomatic carriers on December 3rd, a decrease from the previous day and primarily found in the high-risk areas and isolation facilities, according to the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission. 

The first batch of buses resumed operation at the Chaotianmen Bus Hub in Yuzhong District and slowly arrived at the station on December 2nd. After passengers got off, the staff carried out disinfection immediately.

"Today is the first day that the No. 871 bus resumes operation," said Tu Zhen, a bus driver of the No. 871. Although the passenger flow demand was not great on the first day, they still carried out the disinfection work and reminded passengers to wear masks and protect themselves.

As of December 2nd, 11 supermarkets, 209 pharmacies, and 30 bank outlets have been opened in Yuzhong District as public transportation is recovering in an orderly manner.

Major commercial complexes in the Jiefangbei-Chaotianmen and Daping business districts have resumed business operations, including Raffles City and Longfor Times Paradise Walk.

In addition, over 15 large-scale shopping malls, supermarkets, and critical business places have resumed business at Western (Chongqing) Science City, a powerful platform for scientific and technological innovation and an essential carrier for building a scientific and technical innovation center in Chongqing, as of December 3rd.

Among them, 434 township-level supply stores are operating, with sufficient supplies of living materials and stable prices, and 55 bus lines have resumed orderly.

Peng Shiquan, deputy director of the Chongqing High-tech Zone of the Western (Chongqing) Science City, said at the press conference on 3rd December,  that they have set up a special work team to guarantee the industrial chain and supply chain in resuming work and production.

The special work team will promote the smooth flow channels in goods transportation, ensure a sufficient supply of electric power, gas, and water, and coordinate the resumption of work and production of upstream and downstream enterprises. Pillar industries such as electronic information have achieved 100% resumption of production.

On December 3rd, a steamed stuffed bun shop at Chongqing Foodie's Street on Bayi Road, a collection of many local snacks in Chongqing, opened for business on the first day as the city resumed operation after the recent epidemic outbreak. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, a clothing store in Jiefangbei is prepared for reopening. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, a popular Chinese ice cream and tea franchise for the Post-90s reopened. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, Chongqing taxis were speeding along a road in Yuzhong District. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, a delivery man from Yunda Express, a delivery company that accounts for much of the Chinese domestic logistics e-commerce market share, drove a pedicab to deliver packages. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, a father and a daughter were having snacks and walking on the street of downtown Chongqing. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, a Chongqing barbecue shop owner was sprinkling cumin on the dried tofu. He said that the business was good on the first day of opening. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, young people were holding milk tea at Chongqing Haochi Street on Bayi Road. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, a lady took a selfie at the Chongqing People's Liberation Monument, also known as Jiefangbei. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

A shop that makes Chinese scallion pancakes at Longfor Times Paradise Walk in Daping reopened on December 2nd. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, the shop owner was making Chinese scallion pancakes for customers.
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On December 3rd, the store owner passed spicy grilled calamari to a customer at Longfor Times Paradise Walk in Daping. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, customers were taking the escalator and shopping at Longfor Times Paradise Walk in Daping. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)

On December 3rd, Chongqing citizens can scan their health codes to enter a grocery store. (iChongqing/ Vivian Yan)


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