A total of 368,800 visitors toured the Expo site yesterday despite heat.
Yesterday's temperature climbed to a high of 37 degrees Celsius. Meteorological authorities issued an orange alert for high temperatures yesterday afternoon. Electric fans and water sprayers were all switched on to provide relief from the heat.
Staff and volunteers swooped into action in contacting in-site health clinics once symptoms of heatstroke among visitors were noticed. Five health clinics within the site treated 356 visitors by 4pm, with 37 minor injuries and 78 heatstroke sufferers. Visitors are reminded to ensure enough water and rest.
Among yesterday's visitors, 150,000 were on tour groups. A total of 42,193 tickets were sold on site, with 17,407 night admissions.
Evening ticket sales hours will be extended to 8:50pm from today for the convenience of the increasing number of evening visitors, the organizers announced. The Expo site stops entry checks at 9pm.
Houtan Gate received about 68,000 visitors, Changqing Road 63,000, Shangnan Road 58,000, Gaoke Road W. 42,000.
By 5pm, 73 shows were staged, attracting 40,000 spectators. A total of 6,233 volunteers served on the site.
The site was estimated to receive 176,000-plus group visitors today. Individual tourists are advised to enter from less crowded Madang Rd, Shangnan Rd, or Bansongyuan Rd entrances.
The organizers suggested that visitors may dine in Puxi section of the Expo site to beat the crowds during lunch hour. Puxi Catering Centre located at Gate 1 of the Expo site (close to Luban Rd) provides a variety of superb food.