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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

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[Japon] Japan to allow restrictions in 3 regions amid rising COVID cases

Okinawa, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures ready to impose curbs on activity
TOKYO — Japan is set to allow the governors of three prefectures, including Okinawa, to enact restrictions on social activities as community spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19 becomes more prevalent, the government announced on Thursday.

Centre de tests au Covid, à Xiamen, dans la province de Fujian en Chine, le 14 septembre 2021 © AFP 0

[Chine] Chine: la stratégie de tolérance zéro face au Covid-19 mise à mal par les variants

En Chine, le variant Omicron n’est pas encore là, les quelques cas déclarés pour l’instant l’ont été lors des quarantaines de plus de deux semaines imposées aux voyageurs à l’arrivée.Cela n’empêche pas le pays de se barricader à nouveau : depuis quatre jours, les 13 millions d’habitants de la ville de Xi’an sont confinés et des centaines de vols ont été annulés dans tout le pays.

Passengers arrive at Hong Kong airport. © K. Y. Cheng 0

[Hong Kong] Omicron variant: Hong Kong tightens entry rules for all arrivals from countries with reported cases as city confirms third infection

– Health officials say all countries with reported infections of the new variant will be moved to highest-risk tier for entry

– Government pandemic adviser says border reopening plan should remain safe if new variants caught before entering city, though others fear strategy may worry Beijing

People queue up to receive Covid-19 vaccine booster shots on October 30, 2021, in Beijing, China. © Getty Images 0

[Chine] People in Beijing open up about China’s zero-Covid approach and reveal where they dream of visiting once borders reopen

– Residents of China’s capital generally support the authorities’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic while harbouring dreams of overseas travel

– A teaching assistant wants to see penguins in Antarctica, a housewife hopes to resume trips in Asia, an entrepreneur dreams of a Greek holiday with his partner

Des unités de désinfection contre le Covid-19 en Chine. © FEATURECHINA/MAXPPP 0

[Chine] La politique du zéro Covid sous pression

La multiplication des mises en quarantaine de villes entières n’empêche pas l’apparition de foyers épidémiques, à quelques mois des jeux olympiques d’hiver. Un virologue a même osé critiquer dans les médias la politique de vaccination gouvernementale.

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