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China says unlikely to see COVID-19 resurgence during Lunar New Year

FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks ride a subway in the morning after the extended Lunar New Year holiday caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Beijing, China February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins reuters_tickers
This content was published on January 13, 2021 - 08:40

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is not expected to see a resurgence in COVID-19 cases during the Lunar New Year holidays, an official at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

If control and prevention measures are enforced properly, a "massive" resurgence is unlikely, Feng Zijian, deputy director of the CDC, told reporters.

The Lunar New Year holidays, due to kick off on Feb. 11 this year, is a peak travel period in China.

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian, writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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