China, Hong Kong resume high-speed rail link after 3 years of COVID curbs

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By Joyce Zhou and Martin Quin Pollard HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China resumed on Sunday high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and the mainland for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as it dismantles travel curbs after Beijing scrapped quarantine for arrivals a week earlier. The re-opening comes amidst a massive wave of infections nationwide and a day after authorities said nearly 60,000 people with COVID had died in hospital, following last month’s abrupt U-turn on “zero-COVID” policy in the wake of historic protests. Despite the infections, some passengers v…

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