As October 1 came, the government of China expected millions of Chinese to go on vacation to honor the National Day holiday, one of the busiest days for holidays in the world’s most populated country. The eight-day rest was China’s initial significant holiday following the onset of coronavirus. While life in China went back to normal in the past months, the Chinese viewed the “Golden Week” holiday as a reward for China’s victory in terminating the spread of the virus — and a much-anticipated move to boost its economy. According to statistics, there would be 550 million domestic booking trips this year.

Chen Qianmei, a citizen of Southern Guangzhou, flew to Shanghai on Tuesday to have a relaxation time. She said that she is not anxious about the virus. Despite it, she is still doing some actions to prevent unpleasant things from occurring. “I think China has (the virus) under pretty good control,” she said. “I’m wearing masks and bringing alcohol wipes with me to clean my hands, especially before eating — although in Shanghai, few people wear masks now.”