SARS is over. After claiming the end of SARS two days ago, I feel even sure when all the information I gathered in the city these two days.
Taxi drivers removed their masks
According to Shanghai Transportation Adminstration, the regulation for all taxi drivers to wear masks was canceled. Starting from June 1, only attendants on air-conditioned buses, attendants in subways, and staff in long-distance bus stations are still required to wear masks.
Revenue increase for shopping malls, restaurants
According to Shanghai Morning Post of today, shopping malls see 16% increase in revenue. Restaurants return to 70% of the normal level. We begin to see people line up at some hot restaurants.
The Century Park received 20K visitoers every day last Saturday and Sunday. The Forest Park, Sheshan and other near places begin to surfer from the large traffic. People begin to line up for the buses, parks, tickets and dining. Some of them began to complain for that.
Congratulations to Shanghai
It was nightmare in the last two months. The city has experienced the hardest time in the recent year. Although it is still not the right time to officially announce the end of SARS, the daily life is returning to its original status.
P.S. Bicycle renting service
I found a bicycle renting company. Phone: 63144085 Address: Room 309, #1088, Zhongshan Road South. They offer new bicycle at 50 RMB per day, 60 RMB for two days and 90 RMB for three days.