• China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as COVID cases rise

    1 month ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Iphie Nie, a 30-year-old designer in Beijing who usually travels to visit family in her hometown of Shenzhen during the Lunar New Year has, like many Chinese, reluctantly decided against booking a flight for the mid-February holiday. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the government has discouraged travel in what is normally the busiest time of the year. Those who are going anyway must present a nucleic acid test with negative results taken in the seven days before returning home. As a result, airline bookings made as of Jan. 19 for Lunar New Year travel have plunged 73.7% compared with the...
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  • China reports decline in new COVID-19 cases

    China reports decline in new COVID-19 cases

    1 month ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    China reported a fall in new COVID-19 infections as the number of cases in two of the provinces particularly hard hit by the latest coronavirus wave fell to single digits, official data showed on Tuesday. A total of 82 confirmed cases were reported in the mainland on Jan. 25, the National Health Commission said in a statement, down from 124 cases a day earlier. The Heilongjiang province reported 53 of the new cases. But Jilin and Hebei - two other northeastern Chinese provinces which have seen cases surge in recent weeks - reported seven and five new cases, respectively. Authorities in...
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