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Hong Kong Sept retail sales edge up as travel rules ease

Sept tourist arrivals soar 568.5% after August’s 451.4% growth Sept jewelery, watch sales up 8.4% y/y vs August’s 3.9% rise Govt says tightened financial conditions to pose challenge HONG KONG, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s retail sales nudged up in September helped by improved tourism from eased pandemic restrictions, government data showed on Tuesday, …

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Air travelers to US set to face tougher COVID-19 testing

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The US is moving to require that all air travelers entering the country show a negative COVID-19 test performed within one day of departure in response to concerns about a new coronavirus variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Tuesday. Currently, vaccinated international air travelers …

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China’s Tianjin tightens control over travel after Omicron cases

BEIJING, Jan 10 (Reuters) – The northern Chinese city of Tianjin tightened exit controls and is requiring residents to obtain approval from employers or community authorities before leaving town in an effort to block the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The port city to the southeast of Beijing reported 21 domestically transmitted cases …

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China races to contain COVID outbreaks in tourism hubs Tibet, Hainan

People line up at a nucleic acid testing site amid lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sanya, Hainan province, China August 6, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Tibet faces cluster after over 900 days of nearly zero patients Millions under lockdown in …

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