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  • China - Hainan's summer tourism season comes to an abrupt end: 235 positive COVID-19 infections in the last 5 days - August 5, 2022

    Hainan infected 235 cases in five days! Where can I fly in the second half of the Summer Games?
      The three most popular destinations for civil aviation passengers before Hainan are Sichuan-Chongqing, Yunnan and Shandong.

      On August 5, a press conference on the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hainan Province revealed that from August 1 to 8:00 on August 5, Hainan Province reported a total of 235 positive infections.

      Among them, 191 confirmed cases (165 in Sanya City, 7 in Danzhou City, 6 in Lingshui Li Autonomous County, 8 in Dongfang City, 2 in Lingao County, 2 in Haikou City, and 1 in Wuzhishan City); local asymptomatic 44 cases were infected (37 in Sanya City, 2 in Danzhou City, 1 in Dongfang City, 1 in Ledong Li Autonomous County, and 3 in Lingshui Li Autonomous County).

      Hainan's summer tourism season comes to an abrupt end

      Li Wenxiu, deputy head of the comprehensive group of the provincial epidemic prevention and control work headquarters, deputy head of the medical treatment group, and deputy director of the provincial health committee, introduced that the epidemic in Sanya has obvious clusters, and there has been spread and spillover in the province; the virus strain is Omi The Keron variant strain BA5.1.3 was reported for the first time in China. It was occult and highly infectious, and was introduced exogenously. The index case was found by accidental screening and was related to fishing boats in fishing ports. The source of infection was unclear. Through further traceability investigation, it was found that the fishing vessels of the central fishing port have traded fish goods with overseas, and the possibility of concealed infection returning to the port is the most likely.

      According to the judgment of the expert group, from 0:00 on August 4, Sanya City will implement a three-day temporary control measure for the main urban area. In addition, in order to strictly prevent the spillover and spread of the epidemic, the transportation department has strengthened the control of people leaving Sanya. Passengers leaving Sanya by plane, train, or car must hold a 24-hour nucleic acid test negative certificate. Entering the Haitang Bay area, Yalong Bay area, and Yucai Ecological Zone requires a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 24 hours, or an air ticket and train ticket to enter the city. Buses, trams, passenger trains, cruise ships and yachts are suspended.

      Prior to this, Haikou had already taken the lead in raising the level of prevention and control, requiring that from 4:00 on August 5, departing passengers, seeing off personnel, crew (including crew performing tasks) and all other personnel entering the terminal at Haikou Airport must have a 48-hour certificate. 2 times (interval ≥ 24 hours) with negative nucleic acid test results and no abnormality in temperature measurement, scan the location code, and check the green code of the health code before entering the terminal.

      Hainan was one of the main destinations for domestic tourists to fly to in the first half of the Summer Games.

      The latest statistics from the flight steward show that in the first half of the 2022 Summer Games (July 1 to July 31), about 1.349 million passengers flew into Hainan, and Hainan ranked fourth among the most popular destinations for civil aviation passengers in July. .

      On the eve of the Summer Games, the price of air tickets entering Hainan has risen, and airlines have replaced wide-body planes to fly to Hainan.

      Qunar's big data shows that during the weekend of June 25-26, the number of air tickets to Sanya increased by 93% compared with the weekend of the previous week, and the number of air tickets to Haikou increased by 92%. Among them, the number of tickets issued from Shanghai to Sanya increased by nearly 1.5 times. Ctrip data also shows that starting from July 1, the lowest price of Shanghai-Sanya air tickets, which have greatly increased in demand, has risen from about 700 yuan to more than 1,000 yuan.

      The sudden outbreak of the epidemic and the upgrade of prevention and control policies have brought Hainan's continued popularity in the second half of the Summer Games to an abrupt end. Many passengers who have booked Hainan's air tickets and hotels have begun to retreat and choose to cancel their reservations. Many airlines have also introduced A special cancellation and change policy for inbound and outbound flights from Sanya and Haikou has been issued.

        Where else can I fly in the second half of the Summer Games?

      There is still a month left before the end of the Summer Games. Where can I fly in the second half of the Summer Games?

      According to the flight steward's data, in the first half of the Summer Games, the three most popular destinations for civil aviation passengers before Hainan were Sichuan-Chongqing, Yunnan and Shandong.

      Among them, the Sichuan-Chongqing region is the most popular destination, with an estimated inflow of nearly 3.755 million passengers, followed by an estimated inflow of 1.897 million in Yunnan, and an estimated inflow of 1.587 million in Shandong. After Hainan are Xinjiang and Guizhou.

      Judging from the TOP20 routes that airlines use wide-body aircraft to fly, they are mainly concentrated on the north-shanghai-Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Sichuan-Chongqing, Sanya and Tibet-Xinjiang routes, of which 9 routes are related to Guangzhou-Shenzhen.

      Data from Flight Manager shows that due to the strong demand in the northwest and southwest in July, the economy class fares of some routes have exceeded the same period in 2021. The top 20 routes with positive year-on-year growth are Guangzhou Baiyun-Kunming Changshui (33.8%), Kashgar International- Urumqi Diwopu (23.7%), Chengdu Shuangliu-Lhasa Gonggar (6.7%), Kunming Changshui-Shenzhen Baoan (3.6%).

      At present, it seems that the epidemic prevention and control in Yunnan, Guizhou, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Northeast China, and North China is relatively stable. possible.

      From 0 to 24:00 on August 4, there were 162 new local cases in China, including 127 in Hainan, 16 in Guangxi, 12 in Zhejiang, 3 in Chongqing, 2 in Inner Mongolia, 1 in Guangdong, and 1 in Sichuan.

      From the point of view of business routes, the ranking of popular routes in July has also undergone tremendous changes.

      According to the data of flight stewards, in the same period last year, the number of round-trip flights between Shanghai and Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen occupied the top five places, while the top five routes this year became Guangzhou Baiyun-Hangzhou Xiaoshan, Chongqing Jiangbei-Shenzhen Baoan, Hangzhou Xiaoshan - Shenzhen Baoan, Guangzhou Baiyun - Chongqing Jiangbei, Chongqing Jiangbei - Hangzhou Xiaoshan.

      Judging from the passenger traffic and flight volume data in the first half of Shuyun, the first half of this year's Shuyun was not as good as the same period last year.

      The 2022 Shuyun Civil Aviation Operation Monitoring (7.1-7.31) data released by Flight Manager shows that in July 2022, the average daily flight volume of civil aviation remained at 10,088, a year-on-year decrease of 19.4%; 34.414 million passengers were transported, daily An average of 1.110 million passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 29.9% in 2021, and only 65% ​​of the same period in 2019.


  • #2

    About 80,000 tourists are stranded in Sanya. How to prevent and control the area where tourists are concentrated?
    August 06, 2022 07:47 Beijing News Author: Beijing News
      According to CCTV news, during the peak summer tourist season, the seaside city of Sanya experienced an epidemic. The epidemic in Sanya has obvious clustering, and there has been spread and spillover in the province; the virus strain is Omicron variant BA.5.1.3. How do you think about the biggest and most complicated outbreak that Hainan has encountered since the outbreak of the Omikron variant? How to quickly block the spread and realize dynamic clearing as soon as possible?

      About 80,000 tourists are stranded in Sanya. How to prevent and control the area where tourists are concentrated?

      He Shigang, Deputy Mayor of Sanya Municipal Government, Hainan Province: It is estimated that more than 80,000 tourists stay in Sanya. At this difficult time, Sanya, as a tourist city, should pay more attention to tourists who stay in Sanya and do a good job related services. From the current data analysis, the infected people are mainly local residents. There are several aspects on how to do a good job of stranded tourists:

      First, judging from the current distribution of cases, Sanya Bay and Yalong Bay are also the places with the highest concentration of tourists, so we have strengthened the control of Sanya Bay and Yalong Bay, requiring 24 hours of nucleic acid negative. Proofs can only be entered , so as to ensure that places where tourists are more concentrated are free from or reduce the possibility of virus infection.

      Second, it is required that tourism-related departments such as tourism, including hotel associations and other enterprises, must strive to serve tourists well, soothe their emotions, and inform tourists of relevant policies. At the same time, a special class is set up in the tourism and cultural department, and a special line is arranged to specially accept the various demands of tourists, coordinate some of their travel-related issues, and provide them with proper services.

      At present, tourists can enter and leave Sanya with a nucleic acid certificate

      He Shigang, Deputy Mayor of Sanya Municipal Government, Hainan Province: Haitang Bay and Yalong Bay are actually relatively independent units, so we have set up checkpoints at intersections. After the foreign tourist arrives, he can still enter the hotel he booked with the negative nucleic acid certificate and the air and train tickets to Sanya, and check in. Tourists need to have a nucleic acid test certificate for entry and exit. Therefore, we must do our best to ensure that there are no epidemics or cases in these places, and places with more tourists must be strictly controlled to prevent them from being affected by the spread of the epidemic.

      The epidemic has spilled over into and outside Hainan Province, how to deal with it?

      He Shigang, Deputy Mayor of Sanya Municipal Government, Hainan Province: The outbreak in Sanya has spilled over. Judging from the discovery of the Omicron variant strain, it is not popular in China. The first two months were the peak tourist season, and millions of tourists entered. In Sanya, after gene sequencing and comparison, it can be ruled out that the virus was imported from a large number of domestic tourists. Therefore, in the face of new viruses, we must do a good job of preventing spillover and Anti-proliferation work. At present, as far as we know, the virus has spread to Chongqing, Guangdong, and 8 cities and counties in Hainan Province. Hainan Province has the following practices:

      ①A special class for anti-spill has been established at the provincial level.

      ②The measures for leaving Sanya City have been upgraded, requiring that those who leave Sanya City must have two negative nucleic acid certificates within 48 hours, so as to prevent the virus from being taken to other places.



    • #3

      Over 400 local infected people in five days, where did the people from Sanya go?

      August 06, 2022 16:53 Sina News Comprehensive
        Source: Health Times

        From 0:00 on August 1 to 24:00 on August 5, a total of 375 confirmed cases and 62 asymptomatic infections were found in Sanya, Hainan. The Sanya New Coronary Virus Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Work Headquarters stated on August 6 that since 6 am, Sanya City has implemented temporary global static management, restricted the movement of people throughout the city, and suspended urban public transportation.

        Where have all the people from Sanya gone?

        A reporter from the People's Daily Health Client found based on Baidu's migration big data that recently, the vast majority of people who have left Sanya have flowed in Hainan Province, followed by Guangdong Province, Sichuan Province and Hunan Province.

        From August 1st to August 5th, more than 47% of the people who left Sanya were in Hainan Province, mainly going to Haikou, Ledong Li Autonomous County, Wanning City, and Lingshui Li Autonomous County. Taking August 5 as an example, the main destinations of the emigrated population from Sanya are: Haikou City, accounting for 19.58% of the total emigrated population; Ledong Li Autonomous County, accounting for 5.99% of the total emigrated population; Wanning City, accounting for 5.99% of the total emigrated population. 5.09% of the total emigrated population.

        According to flight steward data, in the past week, Sanya Phoenix Airport had an average of 318 inbound and outbound flights per day. This round of epidemic situation in Hainan has involved many areas in the province, including Danzhou City, Dongfang City, Lingao County, Haikou City, Wuzhishan City, Ledong Li Autonomous County, Lingshui Li Autonomous County, and Chengmai County. He Shigang, deputy mayor of Sanya City, Hainan Province, said in an interview on the 5th that in addition to Hainan Province, the virus has spread to Chongqing and Guangdong.

        Foreign tourists stay in hotels

        "Of course, the impact is great. All the houses booked this month have been cancelled." Yang Rui (pseudonym), who is engaged in tourist villa rental in Sanya, told the People's Daily Health Client reporter that Hainan is currently in the peak tourist season, and many tourists choose to stay in Sanya for a long time. . The rooms have been fully booked since last month, and there are no vacancies until early September. "The loss is probably hundreds of thousands." Yang Rui said, "There are still some villas that have not been returned. If they are returned, they may lose millions."

        Since August 6, Sanya City will implement temporary global static management. On August 5, He Shigang, the deputy mayor of the Sanya Municipal Government in Hainan Province, said in an interview with CCTV that the places with the most tourists must have a 24-hour negative nucleic acid certificate to enter to ensure that tourists reduce the possibility of virus infection. He said that it is estimated that more than 80,000 tourists are stranded in Sanya. Zhang Yue (pseudonym) is one of them. "I can only go back to the hotel to watch TV, play games, and sleep." Zhang Yue said that because she couldn't go home as planned, she was very anxious and cried herself for three days.

        Zhang Yue is a teacher. On July 27, she took advantage of the summer vacation to come to Sanya from Henan to see her fiancé and to play by the way, but she did not expect to encounter an outbreak of the epidemic.

        At present, Zhang Yue lives alone in a hotel and pays more than 200 yuan per night at her own expense. On August 6, she told reporters that there are fewer and fewer takeaways available near the hotel, and many supermarkets have closed. "Now tourists and locals are managed separately, with less contact, and it is relatively safe." Zhang Yue said, "Take care of yourself first, and then follow up."



      • #4

        Large-scale cancellation of inbound and outbound flights at Sanya Phoenix Airport
        2022-08-06 14:16 Sino-Singapore Jingwei
          Sino-Singapore Jingwei, August 6th (Wang Yuling) At noon on the 6th, Sino-Singapore Jingwei noticed that according to platforms such as Feichangzhun and Fliggy, planes at Sanya Phoenix Airport were canceled on a large scale, including from Sanya to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Lanzhou There is no direct flight plan in many places.

          According to the Feichangzhun APP, flights at Sanya Phoenix Airport are currently canceled on a large scale, with a normality of 3%. In terms of outbound flights, as of press time, 38 outbound flights have been outbound, 2 outbound flights are pending, and 164 outbound flights have been cancelled, of which 82 flights are unplanned and temporarily cancelled due to weather and other reasons.

        Source: Feichangzhun APPSource: Feichangzhun APP
          Sino-Singapore Jingwei asked the customer service of Feichang Zhun as a consumer. The other party said that there are still outbound flights today, including Kunming, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou and other places. Some have arrived, and some are still in the planning state. As far as Shanghai is concerned, flight FM9538 is normal and boarding has ended. "For specific information, you can check the inbound and outbound flights on the big screen at the airport." The customer service staff replied.

          As far as Kunming is concerned, according to Fei Changzhun, the flights that take off at 7:55 and take off from Sanya Phoenix Airport to Kunming Changshui Airport at 10:45 have arrived, while the flights that take off at 17:50 and 22:15 have been cancelled.

          At 3:00 a.m. on August 6, according to the latest news from the "Sanya Release", since 6:00 a.m. on the 6th, the city will implement temporary global static management. Restrict the movement of people and suspend public transport in the city.

          On August 5, the Sanya New Coronary Virus Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Work Headquarters disclosed to the public that after the expert group's research and judgment, the Sanya Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters decided that from August 5, 2022, the number of high-risk areas will be adjusted to 52 , The medium risk area is adjusted to 33.

          According to CCTV news, He Shigang, deputy mayor of Sanya Municipal Government in Hainan Province, said that there are about 80,000 tourists staying in Sanya. On August 5, Sanya issued a letter to all citizens and tourists, in which it stated that the current round of epidemic prevention and control situation is severe and complicated, which has surpassed the "0331" epidemic this year, and Sanya has entered a state of regional control. Information, do a good job in nucleic acid testing, and do not go out or leave the market unless necessary.

          The Sanya Municipal Government stated that due to changes in the epidemic prevention and control situation, Sanya launched a special work mechanism for cancellation of bookings in the tourism and accommodation industry to coordinate and handle the cancellation of orders due to force majeure factors such as the epidemic.



        • #5
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          Covid-19: some of the tourists stranded on an island in China authorized to leave

          By Le Parisien with AFP
          August 9, 2022 at 3:23 p.m.

          Their trip had turned into a nightmare . Some of the approximately 80,000 tourists stranded on the tropical island of Hainan (southern China) due to an outbreak of Covid will be able to leave in the coming days, but others will still have to wait, authorities said on Tuesday.

          Dubbed "Chinese Hawaii" and popular with surfers, the island is facing its worst rebound in cases in two years, with more than 1,500 people testing positive between Aug. 1 and Aug. 9 in the resort city of Sanya, according to reports. official figures.

          As a result, all flights from Hainan have been canceled, stranding tens of thousands of tourists there.

          Spas, karaoke, closed bars...

          Local health authorities said on Tuesday that “tourists on organized trips who are in areas where there have been no cases (…) will be allowed to leave after having had two negative tests in 48 hours”.

          Travelers in areas with a low number of cases will be able to leave the island if they have tested negative three times in 72 hours and show no symptoms.

          But those in areas with more cases will have to wait for the health situation to improve. Sanya hotels must offer guests a 50% discount until restrictions are lifted, authorities said on Saturday.

          In the city, public entertainment venues like spas, karaoke and bars have been closed since last week, but essential services like supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.

          Matches postponed indefinitely

          Several matches of the Chinese football championship, scheduled for the next few days in Haikou, the island's capital, have been postponed indefinitely.

          "Due to the repercussions of the epidemic in Haikou, some matches cannot be played as scheduled," the Chinese Football Association said.

          About a third of Chinese teams are currently in Haikou, having played other matches there, and will not be able to leave immediately, according to state media.

          Borders closed since 2020

          Chinese football has been greatly affected by the pandemic for the past two years, with most clubs having to play in empty stadiums due to sanitary rules.

          China is the only major economy that continues to apply a zero Covid strategy, imposing lockdowns and long quarantines that penalize local tourism.

          The country's borders have been almost completely closed since the beginning of 2020, preventing the entry of most foreign visitors.

          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela


          • #6

            Escaping Shanghai's COVID lockdown only to get trapped in Hainan
            Josh Ye | Posted: 13 hours ago | Updated: 11 hours ago | 2 Min Read
            By Josh Ye

            (Reuters) - Brian Hall fled Shanghai in June to avoid another lockdown of his residential compound, escaping to China's tropical tourist island of Hainan where he could work remotely as a public health professor after undertaking 10 days of quarantine.

            Hall, who has worked at the New York University Shanghai for the past two years, is now stuck in Sanya, Hainan's main tourism hub, with no clarity on when he can get out.

            "It has become impossible to leave the city. The hotel where I am staying is sealed and guests are not permitted to leave our rooms according to the city's instructions," Hall told Reuters via email.

            Hainan province is one of the several Chinese regions that had seen relatively few cases for more than two years which are now battling outbreaks, raising the risk of persistent tight restrictions as the economy weakens.

            "My emotions naturally range from complete denial and disbelief, to anger, sadness, and eventually hopelessness," said Hall, who like millions in Shanghai, endured a strict two-month lockdown earlier this year...


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              • #8

                Over 2,000 stranded tourists depart Sanya, 1,254 new COVID cases are detected
                By Global TimesPublished: Aug 11, 2022 11:16 AM Updated: Aug 11, 2022 11:11 AM


                The city has imposed a temporary static management since August 6. One day after that, all the flights in and out of Sanya were canceled.

                Currently, some 32,000 tourists are stranded in Sanya. To settle stranded tourists, the city had assured at Saturday's press briefing that local hotel will offer 50 percent discount for guests that are staying.