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First Covid cases in Tibet in two years

After two Covid-free years, Tibet is recording infections again. After 18 cases of the Omicron variant occurred in the capital Lhasa, parts of the city were sent into lockdown. The Potala Palace was closed. In Tibet’s second-largest city, Shigatse, bans were also imposed. Authorities canceled major events, closed recreational facilities, and restricted travel, according to the Financial Times. According to the report, Tibet had previously only experienced one Covid case in January 2020.

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