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As Omicron lurks, China plans to stay home for the Ching Ming holiday

Most mainland Chinese are expected to stay put during the upcoming Ching Ming Festival, as China grapples with its largest outbreak of Covid-19 since the pandemic began more than two years ago. The festival, which falls on Tuesday this year, is traditionally a time to leave the house to welcome spring and sweep the tombs of ancestors. The ruling Communist Party made it an official holiday in 2007 and it is usually linked to a weekend to form a three-day holiday to boost spending. However, the…

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