fredag 6. januar 2023

Anxious lunar new year period in China as millions travel while Covid spreads

Dora Wang longs to see her family over lunar new year, but despite the recent scrapping of Covid travel restrictions acrossChina she has decided against travelling the 286 miles (461km) from Beijing to her home city, Dalian, in the north-east.

“I am really worried because the train stations will be packed,” said the 31-year-old illustrator, who is five months pregnant. Not having been vaccinated, the expectant mother is concerned that she might catch Covid during the long journey. “Even though my parents have recovered from Covid, there are now so many variants out there I worry that I might catch it,” she said.