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Aug 18, 2022 08:04 PM
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Thousands of Visitors to Tibet Trapped by Covid Test Bungles

People in Naqu, Tibet, line up to get tested for Covid-19 on Saturday. Photo: VCG
People in Naqu, Tibet, line up to get tested for Covid-19 on Saturday. Photo: VCG

As Tibet struggles to contain its first Covid-19 outbreak since early 2020, its testing capacity has fallen short, leaving thousands of travelers stranded in the remote western region of China during peak tourism season.

The outbreak that started last week has grown to over 3,400 infections as of Wednesday, according to national and local authorities, forcing officials to use mass testing and lockdowns as they try to stop the virus from spreading further.

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