Peo­ple cool off in air-raid shel­ters

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

into three rooms for read­ing, play­ing poker and danc­ing.”

The shel­ter is the only one in the city that’s open all year. Oth­ers are open daily from July 15 to late Au­gust.

“Many peo­ple come to the shel­ter around 9:30 am and don’t leave un­til it closes at 5 pm,” said Chen Ya, who is re­tired. “Some even bring lunch.”

Other cities, such as Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince, Fuzhou, Fu­jian prov­ince, and Chengdu, Sichuan prov­ince have also opened their air-raid shel­ters to the pub­lic.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Cen­ter, heat will con­tinue to grip parts of eastern, north­ern and south­ern China. Tem­per­a­tures in some parts are ex­pected to hit 37 to 40 de­grees.

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