Travelers at the departure hall of the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai ahead at the start of this year’s Lunar New Year travel rush. Photo: Bloomberg
Travelers at the departure hall of the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai ahead at the start of this year’s Lunar New Year travel rush. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus in China: Beijing tells local governments to ease overly strict travel curbs for Lunar New Year

  • The authorities are keen to limit the numbers travelling, but some local officials have gone further than the central government
  • Health officials criticised the ‘lazy’ measures and many authorities have eased their rules after being criticised by Beijing

Travelers at the departure hall of the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai ahead at the start of this year’s Lunar New Year travel rush. Photo: Bloomberg
Travelers at the departure hall of the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai ahead at the start of this year’s Lunar New Year travel rush. Photo: Bloomberg
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