Staff wearing face masks and shields direct rail passengers in Beijing on Thursday, although the number travelling was said to be smaller than in previous years. Photo: AP Staff wearing face masks and shields direct rail passengers in Beijing on Thursday, although the number travelling was said to be smaller than in previous years. Photo: AP
Staff wearing face masks and shields direct rail passengers in Beijing on Thursday, although the number travelling was said to be smaller than in previous years. Photo: AP

China’s Covid-19 outbreaks force caution as Lunar New Year travel rush begins

  • Government pushes initiatives to limit and discourage movement during the traditional migration period
  • Transport ministry estimates 1.2 billion trips will be made over the 40-day holiday season, a 60 per cent drop from 2019

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Staff wearing face masks and shields direct rail passengers in Beijing on Thursday, although the number travelling was said to be smaller than in previous years. Photo: AP Staff wearing face masks and shields direct rail passengers in Beijing on Thursday, although the number travelling was said to be smaller than in previous years. Photo: AP
Staff wearing face masks and shields direct rail passengers in Beijing on Thursday, although the number travelling was said to be smaller than in previous years. Photo: AP
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