No spike in China’s Covid-19 cases so far despite Chinese New Year travel rush

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BEIJING - For Henan native Zhang Long, Covid-19 is a thing of the past. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The 37-year-old chiropractor was one of the hundreds of millions of Chinese who returned to their home towns and villages during the recent Chinese New Year holiday.

All of Mr Zhang’s family members – his parents, two sisters and their children – had been infected in mid-December, which meant they could celebrate China’s biggest holiday without fear of the virus that once kept people locked at home. The authorities estimate that 2.1 billion trips will be made during the 40-day travel rush, which ends on Feb 15.

The experiences of Mr Zhang and Mr Wang, and many others, underscore how rapidly the virus had spread in both urban and rural areas.on Dec 7, bringing to an end the strategy of mass testing and lockdowns it employed to keep the virus at bay. Professor Jin Dongyan, a virologist from the University of Hong Kong, told The Straits Times that the main reason why there has not been a spike in cases following the holidays is because the virus was already spreading widely before Beijing’s about-turn on zero-Covid.

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