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Chinese Regime Attempts to Curb Lunar New Year Travel Rush as Virus Makes Comeback

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Chinese Regime Attempts to Curb Lunar New Year Travel Rush as Virus Makes Comeback

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Grappling with new COVID-19 outbreaks across the country, China’s central government and local officials are urging the populace not to make “unnecessary” trips for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday in a frantic effort to contain the disease. For the country’s most important traditional holiday, hundreds of millions of Chinese head home for the holidays to reunite with their families, making it the largest annual human migration event on earth. Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 12 this year. China Railway, a major state-run train operator, said it expected to transport as many as 407 million passengers nationwide over a 40-day window starting from late January. Over the past weeks, more than a dozen provinces and regions across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, northeastern Shandong Province, eastern Anhui Province, Hebei Province, and southern Fujian Province, have issued statements telling residents to minimize travel, and follow quarantine procedures for those who must. …

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