339 SARS in Beijing. May Holidy Cancelled

In the news conference held at 3:00 PM today, 339 cases were confirmed in Beijing, 402 more are suspected.

Meanwhile, the long May holiday is cancelled. It is announced one month before that the traditional long May holiday starts at May 1 till May 7. However, the schedule is changed. One of the direct impact is that my wedding ceremony to be held on May 6 will be on the working day.

Recipt to prevent SARS?

According to People’s Daily, some famous doctor gave the Chinese medicine recipt to prevent SARS.

Use it at your own risk.

Breaking News: Health Ministor and Major of Beijing sacked

The official Xinhua news agency gave no reason for the top officials’ sackings, but speculation has been growing in recent days that minister Zhang Wenkang and Mayor Meng Xuenong might be forced from office over their handling of the outbreak

Source: CNN.com April 20, 2003

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6 thoughts on “339 SARS in Beijing. May Holidy Cancelled

  1. I am due to holiday in north China starting Wednesday 23rd April – trips includes staying in Beijing and Xian – do you think it is a safe time to visit considering the updated sars information relating particularly to increased cases in Beijing

  2. hi everyone!!

    thanks for all the info jianshuo. your website is a great reflection on what is happening here especially regarding sars.

    and Cathie, i would also follow the advice on cancelling the trip to beijing. just in case the numbers get worse.. (and it most probably will… sigh).

    keep washing your hands everyone.



  3. Have a good wedding, perhaps you could wear a mask when kissing the bride!!


    Love this site. Keep it up!

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