Asian nations face spike in Covid cases after lunar new year holidays Times News UK


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rMany Asian countries are facing a spike in Covid infections after the widely celebrated lunar new year holidays, as health officials grapple with the Omicron variant in the expectation that numbers will continue to rise in the coming weeks.The lunar new year, which is Chinau2019s biggest holiday, was celebrated across Asia on 1 February even as pandemic restrictions in many countries kept crowds and family outings to a minimum.Hong Kongu2019s authorities are confronting record cases that are straining its so-called u201czero-Covidu201d policy. On Monday, the city reported a new high of 614 local infections.u201cWe expect there will be more cases...