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Worth noting this isn’t how it went in Wuhan. On Jan 23, all flights, trains and roads sealed off at same time, six hours notice, with nobody allowed out. Roads out of Beijing still open here and people can leave if they have a negative Covid test from last 7 days.
Good graph on how severe different countries' lockdowns have been, and interesting read on what situation in South Korea now means for those further behind on COVID curve
Beijing will shut schools from tomorrow and is advising residents not to leave the city. This off the back of 106 cases related to Xinfadi market. Very strong govt response result of excess of caution, or are the numbers higher?
31 new confirmed cases in Beijing on Wednesday + 9 suspected/asymptomatic (which China doesn't count as confirmed). Numbers steady or slightly increasing
More broadly, this is the most significant change to Hong Kong since handover in 1997. Background on the nat sec law here
Working through it but the HK National Security Law looks like it fulfills its critics worse fears, and then some.
Fun fact: my dad went out with Eric Dier’s mum. If she hadn’t dumped him football wouldn’t be coming home. Also I wouldn’t be born. Good job everyone.
At Heathrow, a joy to watch old men with rolled up telegraph loudly refuse to show their boarding cards. Truly, our own Arab spring.
Here come the bangs. This is the Western tunnel - built for larger nuclear tests than September 2017. Wait for the second explosions. And good with sound.