Jan 12, 2022 04:54 AM

Tianjin Cancels Planes, Trains and Buses After Omicron Cases

What new: The northern Chinese city of Tianjin tightened exit controls by canceling 97% of flights and requiring residents to have negative Covid-19 test results and obtain approval from employers or community authorities before leaving town.

Tianjin detected China’s first pair of local Covid-19 cases of the highly transmissible omicron variant over the weekend. The city of 14 million is carrying out mandatory nucleic acid testing on all residents starting Sunday. As of Tuesday, the port city completed tests of nearly 7.9 million people and reported 97 cases, local health authorities said at a press conference.

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