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[Japon] As omicron spreads in Japan, business continuity plans come into focus

As daily COVID-19 cases break new records every day in Japan, concern is growing that day-to-day business operations — in sectors from health care to railways — could become paralyzed if more workers become absent from either being infected with the virus or being considered a close contact, making them need to isolate for 10 days.

More Chinese cities are expected to tighten travel restrictions over the Lunar New Year holiday given the potential spread of Omicron. © Bloomberg 0

[Chine] Coronavirus: as Omicron spreads, Chinese cities boost efforts to prevent Lunar New Year travel

– Hefei, the capital of central Anhui province, is handing out a coupon worth 1,000 yuan (US$157) to migrant workers who choose to stay in the city over the holiday

– Municipal governments including Shanghai, Hebei and Guangxi are encouraging people not to return to their hometowns for a second year due to virus outbreaks

Hong Kong should not go down the road of testing its entire population for the coronavirus, according to public health experts. © Nora Tam 0

[Hong Kong] Omicron: mass Covid-19 testing not viable for Hong Kong, medical experts say, amid growing calls to deploy strategy against fifth wave

– Pro-establishment lawmakers at centre of appeals urging authorities to run universal community screening to uncover hidden chains of transmission

– But several experts say such exercises are not feasible because of capacity limitations and challenges tied to citywide lockdown

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