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Expo visitors brave blistering heat

08-14-2010 14:50 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

Sizzling temperature failed to deter visitors from entering the Expo site, which recorded about 362,600 entries by 7pm yesterday.

Shanghai was baking under a searing sun again yesterday with the mercury soaring to almost 40 degrees Celsius, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said.

Among yesterday's visitors, 114,000 came in tour groups and 36,800 were local residents with complimentary tickets offered by the Shanghai government. A total of 62,547 tickets were sold at the gates, 26,789 of them for evening visit.

As of 6pm, 69,000 visitors had passed through Houtan entrance, compared with 54,000 at Shangnan Road entrance, 62,000 at Changqing Road entrance and 46,000 at Gaoke Road entrance.

As many as 65 shows were performed at Expo venues from morning to 5pm yesterday, attracting 35,600 spectators. Some 5,767 volunteers worked on the site.

Five on-site health clinics treated 485 visitors yesterday by 4pm.

The Expo Organizer expects some 120,000 group visitors today.

With hot weather continuting, doctors suggest visitors to drink more water and try not to walk in the sun for a long time. Senior people with cardiovascular disease or other chronic diseases should visit the Expo when it is not too hot.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: expo2010.cn

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