Coronavirus casts a shadow over Chinese New Year for another year as cases rise 25-Jan-2021 NZ International news


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As Chinese families weigh whether to gather for Lunar New Year, the country is experiencing the highest rates of infection since March 2020. But the source of the new outbreak is hotly debated. 25 January 2021 Tanya Tong has two weeks to weigh up whether to see her parents for the Chinese New Year, as a small but persistent resurgence of the virus creates déjà vu one year on from the COVID-19 outbreak, scuttling celebrations across the country. The 28-year-old office worker in Beijing is pondering the four-hour flight back to Urumqi — the capital of the Xinjiang region in...