The Potala Palace is among several famous tourist sites in Lhasa indefinitely closed to visitors because of the outbreak.  Photo: Reuters
The Potala Palace is among several famous tourist sites in Lhasa indefinitely closed to visitors because of the outbreak. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Tibet’s Potala Palace shut as first Covid-19 cases since 2020 put Lhasa on high alert

  • Area lockdowns and mass testing under way in Tibetan capital Lhasa and other cities as authorities seek to swiftly curb virus spreads
  • Omicron BA.2.76 strain behind outbreak, health official says in urging locals to get vaccinated

The Potala Palace is among several famous tourist sites in Lhasa indefinitely closed to visitors because of the outbreak.  Photo: Reuters
The Potala Palace is among several famous tourist sites in Lhasa indefinitely closed to visitors because of the outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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