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| 28 September 2022, Wednesday |

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into nightmare for stranded tourists

Yang Jing, a Chinese entrepreneur, picked the tropical southern island of Hainan for this year’s summer vacation in 2021 due of its near-perfect COVID track record.

Last year, the island in the South China Sea had just two positive symptomatic COVID-19 cases. However, the number of cases has abruptly risen this month, triggering a lockdown in the city of Sanya and trapping tens of thousands of visitors like Yang on the island.

Yang Jing, a Chinese entrepreneur, picked the tropical southern island of Hainan for this year’s summer vacation in 2021 due of its near-perfect COVID track record.

Last year, the island in the South China Sea had just two positive symptomatic COVID-19 cases. However, the number of cases has abruptly risen this month, triggering a lockdown in the city of Sanya and trapping tens of thousands of visitors like Yang on the island.

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  • Reuters