China Cautiously Takes to the Road for Lunar New Year With strict Covid restrictions lifted weeks ahead of the country’s most important holiday, millions, joyful yet anxious, could finally travel and reunite with family.
Chinese who lost relatives to COVID angry at failure to protect elderly
Former high school teacher Ailia was devastated when her 85-year-old father died after displaying COVID-like symptoms as the virus swept through their hometown in the southeastern province of Jiangxi.
China reports almost 13,000 new COVID-related deaths for Jan. 13-19
China reported almost 13,000 deaths related to COVID-19 in hospitals between January 13 and 19, adding to the nearly 60,000 in the month-or-so before that, as its experts say the wave of infections across the country has already peaked.
Fireworks, family reunions and hazmat suits - how China is celebrating the Lunar New Year
There are fears about COVID being transported to rural places, where there are high numbers of elderly people, but small rudimentary medical facilities.
China says COVID outbreak has infected 80% of population
The possibility of a big COVID-19 rebound in China over the next two or three months is remote as 80% of people have been infected, a prominent government scientist said on Saturday.
China says COVID outbreak easing on eve of travel rush
China said the worst was over in its battle against COVID-19 ahead of what is expected to be the busiest day of travel in years on Friday, a mass movement of people that has fed fears of a further surge in infections.
China races to make COVID drugs as Xi fears rural outbreaks
Chinese drugmakers rushed to make anti-fever medicines and other treatments for COVID-19 on Thursday, after President Xi Jinping said he was worried about an influx of holiday travellers to rural areas ill-equipped to deal with sudden outbreaks.
China braces for Covid surge as lunar new year travel rush begins
Travellers leave cities for countryside amid warnings for most vulnerable and huge increase in official coronavirus death toll