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Sep 28, 2022 06:39 PM
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Colleges Cut October National Holiday Short Amid Covid Concerns

Students at Southwest Petroleum University take Covid tests in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 28. Photo: VCG
Students at Southwest Petroleum University take Covid tests in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 28. Photo: VCG

Universities around China are cutting the upcoming National Day holiday short and discouraging their students from traveling to other cities following a warning from the Ministry of Education about Covid-19.

In Beijing, at least a dozen universities have shortened the holiday and thrown up obstacles to traveling over concerns about Covid ahead of the 20th National Party Congress, which is due to take place in the Chinese capital in mid-October.

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