World's largest human migration period begins in China amid pandemic

The so-called world’s largest human migration period began on Thursday in China ahead of the Feb. 11 start of the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays, amid mounting concern over another wave of novel coronavirus infections at home. This year’s travel season, called “Chunyun” in Chinese, will last for 40 days through March 8, during which around 3 billion trips were made every year before the outbreak prompted the leadership of President Xi Jinping to restrict movements of people. In an attempt to prevent further infections, local authorities have urged citizens to refrain from returning to their …

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