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China estimates 40per cent fall in Lunar New Year passenger trips from 2019

The number of passenger trips during China's Lunar New Year holiday this year is expected to be down 40per cent from the 2019 figure, a transport ministry official said on Wednesday.

China estimates 40per cent fall in Lunar New Year passenger trips from 2019

Men hang red lanterns marking New Year and Lunar New Year festivities following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING: The number of passenger trips during China's Lunar New Year holiday this year is expected to be down 40per cent from the 2019 figure, a transport ministry official said on Wednesday.

Travel at the season's peak should be avoided, the official, Wang Xiuchun, told reporters.

The week-long holiday will start on Feb. 11.

(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Source: Reuters

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