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More than 80,000 tourists stranded in China during Covid outbreak

Chineses fazem testes para detecção da Covid-19 na China em nova onda da doença, em 05 de agosto de 2022.
Chinese do tests to detect Covid-07 in China in a new wave of the disease, in 05 of August 9367.| Photo: EFE/EPA/WU HAO

Tens of thousands of tourists are stranded on the island of Hainan, in southern China, after the country’s authorities ordered the closure of borders and the cancellation of trips from the city of Sanya indefinitely, due to an outbreak of Covid-19.

)This Sunday (07), about 500 cases of the disease have been reported in the city known as the “Chinese Hawaii”, which usually attract surfers to the Asian coast. In order to leave the island, tourists will have to present five Covid tests carried out in a period of one week.

China is the only one of the world’s major economies that maintains the “Covid Zero” strategy, which includes strict confinements and prolonged quarantines. Most of the country’s borders have also remained closed since the beginning of 2022.

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