Over 80,000 tourists trapped in 'China's Hawaii' after Covid outbreak

Over 80,000 tourists are stranded in a resort city popularly known as “China’s Hawaii” after a Covid flare-up led authorities to impose strict travel restrictions.

Tourism hotspot Sanya is a city of more than a million people on the southern island of Hainan, where 483 Covid cases were reported Sunday.

All flights out of the city were cancelled over the weekend, with authorities also halting train ticket sales.

Tourists who want to leave must test negative in five PCR tests over seven days, health authorities said.

Hotels in the city have been asked to offer guests a 50 percent discount until the travel restrictions ease, an official said during a news briefing Saturday.

China is the only major economy still holding fast to a zero-Covid strategy with snap lockdowns and long quarantines, battering local tourism.

The country’s borders have also remained largely closed since early 2020, halting international tourism.

The latest Covid outbreak comes during peak tourism season in Sanya, a popular surfing spot.

All entertainment venues including spas, karaoke bars and pubs have been closed since last week, but essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.

NEWS RELATED

A Solar Gravitational Lens Will be Humanity's Most Powerful Telescope. What are its Best Targets?

One of the central predictions of general relativity is that a massive object such as a star, galaxy, or black hole can deflect light passing nearby. This means that light from distant objects can be gravitationally lensed by objects closer to us. Under the right conditions, gravitational lensing can ...

View more: A Solar Gravitational Lens Will be Humanity's Most Powerful Telescope. What are its Best Targets?

Watch Rocket Lab launch a satellite for wildlife tracking and more today (Oct. 7)

The Rocket Lab mission, nicknamed "It Argos Up From Here" will lift off at Friday (Oct. 7) at 1:09 p.m. EDT.

View more: Watch Rocket Lab launch a satellite for wildlife tracking and more today (Oct. 7)

Click chemistry and bioorthogonality win the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Drs. K. Barry Sharpless, Morten Meldal, and Carolyn Bertozzi, for two related advances. The first of this year’s prize-winning discoveries carries a catchy moniker: click chemistry. The other, bioorthogonality, is more of a mouthful. Both techniques share some similarity ...

View more: Click chemistry and bioorthogonality win the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Catch the best views of Mercury at its highest in the sky on Saturday (Oct. 8)

The greatest elongation west sees Mercury furthest from the sun in the morning, providing a great opportunity to see the tiny planet.

View more: Catch the best views of Mercury at its highest in the sky on Saturday (Oct. 8)

For the 1st time, Mars robots found meteorite impact craters by sensing seismic shock waves

NASA’s Mars InSight lander snapped this photograph of its shielded seismometer on April 7, 2019. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Katarina Miljkovic (opens in new tab), ARC Future Fellow, School ...

View more: For the 1st time, Mars robots found meteorite impact craters by sensing seismic shock waves

The ancient concept of “virtue” is all but dead. It’s time to revive it.

The following is excerpted from The Quest for Character, published by Basic Books on September 27. It is reprinted courtesy of Basic Books. Can we make ourselves into better human beings? Can we help others do the same? And can we get the leaders of our society — statesmen, ...

View more: The ancient concept of “virtue” is all but dead. It’s time to revive it.

Columbia professor: "Drug use is your birthright" - Big Think

jQuery(function(){ if (typeof jwplayer_load == typeof indefined) { var jwplayer_load = 1; jQuery(window).load(function(){ jQuery(".sc_video_shortcode_jwplayer").each(function(){ var _this = $(this); jQuery.get(jQuery(this).attr("url"), function(data, status){ if (typeof data.split("\n") !== typeof undefined) { var src = data.split("\n")[4]; src = src.replace(".m3u8", ""); _this.attr("src", src); } }); }); }); } }); The U.S. was founded on ...

View more: Columbia professor: "Drug use is your birthright" - Big Think

Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is professor of philosophy at City College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His latest book is How to Be a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living (2017). He lives in New York.

View more: Massimo Pigliucci

China moves Tiangong space station module to side docking port (video)

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Aborted 30 Seconds Before Flight; Next Launch Attempt Is No Earlier Than Friday

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aborts double-satellite launch at last minute

A new high-temperature plasma operating mode for fusion energy discovered at the Korean Artificial Sun, KSTAR

The asteroid targets of this NASA mission are turning out to be very strange

New 3D view of Cat's Eye Nebula suggests double star hides at its heart

When remains are found in a suitcase, forensics learn a lot from the insects inside

Temperate Moon pits could be perfect location for human lunar bases

Milestones achieved on the path to useful quantum technologies

Micro Meat and Orbital Assembly team up on space-based food production venture

All expenses paid 'Zero Gravity' flight opportunity by Dr. Chrispy

First successful test of the Ariane 6 upper stage at DLR Lampoldshausen

OTHER NEWS

Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network