China resumes high-speed rail services after U-turn

China resumes high-speed rail services after U-turn

After Beijing scrapped quarantine rules for arrivals a week earlier, China resumed high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and the mainland for the first time since the beginning of the COVID 19 epidemic.

The reopening came after a massive wave of infections across the country and a day after the government said nearly 60,000 people with COVID 19 had died in hospital, following last month s abrupt U-turn on zero-COVID policy in the wake of historic protests.

Despite the infections, some passengers expressed excitement and relief about being able to return to their hometowns in time for the approaching Lunar New Year.

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