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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All 60 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Tawu County stated to be Tibetans

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All 60 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Tawu County stated to be Tibetans

(TibetanReview.net, Feb20’20) – With three new cases on Feb 19, the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the Tibetan County of Tawu (Chinese: Daofu) in Kardze (Ganzi) Prefecture, Sichuan Province, had risen to 60, said the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Feb 19, citing regional sources. The report said all the […]

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Qinghai Province employs Tibetan Medicine to fight Covid-19 infections

February 20, 2020 4:37 am0 comments
Qinghai Province employs Tibetan Medicine to fight Covid-19 infections

(TibetanReview.net, Feb19’20) – Of the 18 confirmed Covid-19 infected patients in Qinghai Province of the People’s Republic of China, 17 are receiving traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment with Tibetan medicine playing an active role, said an official Chinese Xinhua news agency report carried by thestar.com.my Feb 18. TCM doctors heavily […]

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62 confirmed cases in worst Covid-19 hit Tibetan area of PRC

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62 confirmed cases in worst Covid-19 hit Tibetan area of PRC

(TibetanReview.net, Feb19’20) – The confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection in the worst affected Tibetan territory of the People’s Republic of China has continued to increase with their total reaching 62 as of Feb 17, said the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Feb 18, citing official Chinese government reports. The report said […]

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Confirmed Covid-19 infections in Tibetan regions of PRC reported to total 70

February 17, 2020 7:01 am0 comments
Confirmed Covid-19 infections in Tibetan regions of PRC reported to total 70

(TibetanReview.net, Feb15’20) – The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Tibetan regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been reported to total 70 as of Feb 14, although it was not clear how many of them were Tibetans. Available reports appear to suggest that the Tibetan populated county […]

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Covid-19 cases rising in Tibetan Plateau region

February 15, 2020 5:30 am0 comments
Covid-19 cases rising in Tibetan Plateau region

(TibetanReview.net, Feb14’20) – Covid-19, the mysterious flu-like respiratory illness that has wracked eastern China and put the rest of the world on emergency alert, is creeping into the Tibetan Plateau region, reported glacierhub.org Feb 13. It cited the World Health Organization as saying that westernmost provinces of the People’s Republic […]

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Tourists discouraged from visiting Tibet’s Nyingtri City due to Covid-19 fears

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Tourists discouraged from visiting Tibet’s Nyingtri City due to Covid-19 fears

(TibetanReview.net, Feb14’20) – Popular tourist destination Nyingchi (Nyingtri) in south-eastern Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) had discouraged thousands of tourists from entering the city in a move against the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Feb 14. The city with a relatively low attitude is especially […]

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Tibetan nurse reportedly forced to volunteer to Wuhan as Chinese didn’t want to go

February 14, 2020 2:26 pm0 comments
Tibetan nurse reportedly forced to volunteer to Wuhan as Chinese didn’t want to go

(TibetanReview.net, Feb13’20) – A claim by China’s official media that a Tibetan nurse in Tsoshar (Chinese: Haidong) prefecture of Qinghai Province had volunteered to go and serve in Wuhan has been rejected as a lie and was reported to have occurred under coercion and without the knowledge of her family. […]

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Lone COVID-19 patient in Tibet Autonomous Region discharged

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Lone COVID-19 patient in Tibet Autonomous Region discharged

(TibetanReview.net, Feb13’20) – China says its only officially confirmed COVID-19 patient in Tibet Autonomous Region, a visitor from China, was discharged from hospital on Feb 12 afternoon after an 18-day treatment, rendering the region free of the still little understood raging infectious disease. Earlier, on Feb 8, 32 people known […]

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70% of townships, 47% of villages in ‘Tibet’ said to have bus service

February 13, 2020 3:00 am0 comments
70% of townships, 47% of villages in ‘Tibet’ said to have bus service

(TibetanReview.net, Feb12’20) – A total of 70 percent of townships and 47 percent of villages in Tibet Autonomous Region became accessible by public bus transport services by the end of 2019, reported China’s chinadaily.com.cn Feb 12. The report cited the region’s department of transportation as saying 669 villages and 22 […]

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