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Ministry: Festival travel falls in wake of COVID containment measures

By LUO WANGSHU | | Updated: 2022-09-12 17:45
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Aerial photo shows people taking bamboo rafts to appreciate scenery during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in the Wuyishan National Park, Southeast China's Fujian province, Sept 11, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

The proliferation of outbreaks of COVID-19 across China and tightened epidemic control measures discouraged travel during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Approximately 67 million passenger trips were made during the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival, which ended on Monday, a year-on-year decrease of 37.7 percent, the Ministry of Transport said on Monday.

Among them, 48 million passenger trips were made by road, a year-on-year drop of 37.1 percent and an estimated 1.54 million trips were made by water, down 14.9 percent compared with the same period of last year.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is normally an important time for family reunions in China.

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