2021-01-12 18:00

thumbnail

China Doesn't Want You To Travel During Spring Festival


By Alistair Baker-Brian


Travel during the Chinese Spring Festival is not advised in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 


The Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, a task force that coordinates Chinas anti-epidemic response, issued several recommendations to help ensure people stay safe during the holiday period. 


Liu Kezhi, director of the Market Management Department at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said non-essential travel should be avoided, especially to overseas destinations and to medium- and high-risk areas within China.  


Other key recommendations include holding virtual gatherings, limiting family meals and face-to-face gatherings to no more than 10 people and avoiding encounters with anyone showing coronavirus symptoms. 


The travel period leading up to Spring Festival (chunyun, ) is often referred to as the largest annual human migration, with many people from all over the Chinese mainland returning to their hometowns and traveling to scenic spots. 


A recent wave of COVID-19 infections across China has led to a tightening of anti-epidemic measures, especially in Hebei province where a spike in infections led to the lockdown of the capital Shijiazhuang. 


There are fears that travel during the holidays will exacerbate the latest wave of infections. Last year, Spring Festival saw a 50% drop in travel as COVID-19 began to take hold across China. Spring festival 2021 will also likely be no ordinary holiday.  



[Cover Image via @/Weibo]




For more news, click 'Read more' () below.

Gabriel & Co. fine jewelry

  • CCS's Karli Rowland,By Ned Kelly New Zealand native Karli Rowland has lived in China for 20 years, first in Beijing, then Chengdu and C since 2007 C in Shanghai. She is Community Center Shanghai (CCS) Counseling Outreach and Admin Manager, as well as Operatio
  • This Pub Quiz Has Great PrizHeads up! The Wednesday Night Quiz at El Santo is Shanghai's longest running. It is absolutely free to enter, with 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more, and there is a RMB
  • Stupidity at its best: How W-AD With the advent of social media (especially short video platforms), there are more and more people who want to become famous quickly. Here's a look at what they've done to get attention: Parents asktheir childrento pose in such dangero
  • Presents lists you can send The Spring Festival is coming, is there any nice and with Chinese style gift? This one may not so attractive, this one may not be so Chinese style. Hard to choose, right? Here are some options for you. ch ch wn hu y jng yu j qin nin le, sn
  • Young Chinese would be offenA recent survey by the China Youth Daily found that Chinese born in the 1990s more easily take age-related labeling to heart, and that respondents believe such labeling affects people's social life and career development. Close to 70 perce

Subscribe by Email

Follow Updates Articles from This Blog via Email

No Comments