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per month, which is cheaper than most of other day care cen­ters.”

Care dur­ing the two-month sum­mer va­ca­tion is also a worry.

To solve their con­cerns, the city launched “love sum­mer care” camps in 2014, where pupils take classes, do home­work and at­tend ac­tiv­i­ties.

The pro­gram has proved pop­u­lar. In 2018, 509 new camps opened.

To make the city “warm,” the gov­ern­ment has built 1,003 “love re­lay sta­tions” of­fer­ing rest places for out­door work­ers in­clud­ing san­i­ta­tion work­ers, de­liv­ery­men and taxi driv­ers.

In a room equipped with an air con­di­tioner, they can have rest, drink wa­ter, have lunch and use the toi­let.

Tong Li, a san­i­ta­tion worker in Huangpu Dis­trict, starts work at 5am ev­ery day.

She has a 15-minute rest break so it is im­pos­si­ble for her to re­turn to her team rest sta­tion on Wei­hai Road if she is clean­ing on Chengdu Road N. The rest sta­tion has solved her prob­lem.

“These ‘love re­lay sta­tions’ solve our dif­fi­cul­ties. I can get some hot wa­ter, heat up a meal and en­joy a break in air­con­di­tion­ing now,” said Tong.

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