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Sky News 6 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: China's tourism industry thrives as world battles COVID-19


Tourism across the world has been hit hard by COVID-19 but China has one key advantage - 1.4 billion people with nowhere else to go.

Domestic flights are back to 2019 levels, lockdown is long gone in China and people are keen to travel.

But with the pandemic raging abroad, with many popular tourist destinations keeping their borders closed and with the prospect of a two-week quarantine in a centralised facility on return, Chinese tourists are staying in the country.

Matt Hancock has admitted he is "concerned" after the daily number of UK coronavirus cases reached the highest number since May.

Official figures show 2,988 new COVID-19 infections were reported in a 24-hour period.

It is a large rise on Saturday's figure of 1,813 infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday changed its guidance again after an outcry from public health officials, saying asymptomatic people who have come in contact with Covid-19 should be tested. The updated guidance aligns more closely with previous recommendations. Aired on 09/18/2020.
People in Scotland have been banned from visiting other households indoors, in tough new restrictions that go further than those announced for England.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon said the COVID-19 restrictions would come into force from tomorrow.

"We intend, as Northern Ireland did yesterday, to also introduce nationwide additional restrictions on household gatherings, similar to those already in place in the west of Scotland," she said.
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