COVID-19: People celebrating Lunar New Year in China despite Kovid, danger may increase

China: Three years after the start of the epidemic, the people of China celebrated the Lunar New Year on Sunday. Significantly, the strict zero covid policy has been abolished by the Chinese government. On the occasion of the celebration of Lunar New Year, tremendous enthusiasm was seen among the people. A huge crowd was seen in the temples on the occasion of Chinese New Year. Along with the celebration, people prayed for their health.

Please tell that in China, the longest holiday is on Lunar New Year. Every year is named after one of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. This year is named after the rabbit. The rabbit is considered lucky, calm and friendly. 

Also called Spring Festival 

Chinese citizens have given mixed reactions regarding the New Year. Some people are happy about the freedom to return to their homes and meet their relatives on New Years, while many others are worried about it. They are afraid of infection. It has become a challenge for them to protect their elderly relatives from infection.

Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival, Beijing holds thousands of cultural events on a larger scale than in previous years to celebrate the new year’s occasion.

Movement can increase infection 

According to Wu Xunyu, chief epidemiologist at China’s Center for Disease Control, the movement of large numbers of people could spread the virus in some areas, but a large-scale outbreak of COVID-19 is unlikely, as the country’s 1.4 billion people 80 percent of people have been infected.

It is known that China had relaxed its strict Kovid rules in December, due to which the sudden increase in infection increased the crowd at the hospital and funeral. Explain that keeping in mind the economic downturn and public demand, the Chinese government had decided to end Covid control and mass testing. 

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