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
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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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
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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