China lowers Covid-19 emergency alert in Tibet, helps migrant workers’ return

March 8, 2020 3:30 am0 comments
China lowers Covid-19 emergency alert in Tibet, helps migrant workers’ return

(TibetanReview.net, Mar07’20) – Chinese-ruled Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has on Mar 6 downgraded its emergency response toward the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak to the second level while China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said Mar 6 that local governments, including TAR and other Tibetan-populated regions, had helped 2.1 […]

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China punishes, shuts down chat groups in a Tibetan county for discussing Covid-19 infections

March 6, 2020 11:43 pm0 comments
China punishes, shuts down chat groups in a Tibetan county for discussing Covid-19 infections

(TibetanReview.net, Mar06’20) – Chinese authorities in a Tibetan county in what is now called Qinghai Province have shut down more than 75 chat groups on the popular social media platform WeChat on allegation that they were disrupting social order by spreading allegedly false information on the spread of China’s coronavirus, […]

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Tibet Autonomous Region delays reopening schools after winter break due to Covid-19 fears

March 5, 2020 5:17 am0 comments
Tibet Autonomous Region delays reopening schools after winter break due to Covid-19 fears

(TibetanReview.net, Mar04’20) – Although China has declared Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to be free of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, it still considers the region to be prone to the infection’s spread and has postponed the opening of its schools for the spring semester. Like in China, some students stuck […]

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Charter flights bring workers from China to Tibet amid coronavirus fears

March 4, 2020 5:21 am0 comments
Charter flights bring workers from China to Tibet amid coronavirus fears

(TibetanReview.net, Mar03’20) – With normal transport services being somewhat disrupted due to the Covid-19 epidemic, authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have been organizing charter flights to bring in Chinese workers to major construction project sites, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 2. Although TAR has reported one confirmed […]

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Qinghai becomes the second PRC province after TAR to be free of Covid-19 cases

February 22, 2020 2:42 am0 comments
Qinghai becomes the second PRC province after TAR to be free of Covid-19 cases

(TibetanReview.net, Feb21’20) – Qinghai has become the second provincial region in the People’s Republic of China after Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to become free of the Covid-19 infections, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Feb 21. It followed the discharge on Feb 21 of the last two patients in the […]

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Citing Covid-19 fears, China has banned Tibetan New Year gatherings but resumed work on major projects

February 21, 2020 1:54 am0 comments
Citing Covid-19 fears, China has banned Tibetan New Year gatherings but resumed work on major projects

(TibetanReview.net, Feb20’20) – Although Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has been officially reported to be the only provincial-level region of the People’s Republic of China free of the Covid-19 infection, the authorities have imposed tight restrictions on festive gatherings, including even among families and relatives, during the Tibetan New Year celebrations […]

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