China braces as Omicron variant extends its reach and Lunar New Year looms

The coronavirus is becoming more complex to contain in China, with 14 of the country’s 31 provinces and regions reporting imported cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, according to national health authorities.Community cases have also been reported in Henan, Guangdong and Tianjin, complicating efforts in the countdown to the Lunar New Year travel rush later this month, as well as the Winter Olympics in February.“China is facing the dual challenge of imported cases of the Delta and…


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