Tourists have been caught up in Beijing’s “zero-Covid” policy, meaning they will have to test negative five times over a week before they can go home.
Covid-19 outbreak strands 80,000 tourists at Chinese beach resort
The southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya has been declared a Covid-19 hot spot stranding 80,000 in a lockdown.
The restrictions came into force on Saturday morning, as authorities sought to stem the spread of Covid in the city on tropical Hainan Island.
There were 229 confirmed cases on Friday and an additional 129 on Saturday.
China’s ruling Communist Party sticks steadfastly to a “zero-Covid” approach that is increasingly at odds with the rest of the world.