City Almost Ready for the Universiade Games
The opening and closing dates of the Universiade games will be declared as public holidays in Shenzhen. Employees that want to have days off in August 11, 22 and 24 must work August 6 and 20. August 11 to 14 are holidays and August 22 to 24 are holidays as well.
The State Council has already approved the holidays and the days off will apply to all government departments and institutions, private enterprises, schools and nongovernment institutions. As of yesterday 309 media organizations locally and international, already confirmed their attendance for the games. 7,557 athletes and 3,703 officials from 141 countries were already registered for the games.
Shenzhen motorists have also announced their intentions to stop or reduce the use of their vehicles during the games. 23 ticket booths found near the Universiade venues are already selling tickets at all of the 260 counters, though no tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies are being sold.