Officials hope lifting curbs will have a massive visitor influx in self-ruled cities and will help inject cash into the tourism sectors.
Oil prices have jumped after a drone attack targeted Iran and as China pledges to promote a consumption recovery which would support more fuel demand.
The nation has seen a rapid surge in coronavirus deaths since November.
Country's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says peak of new infections was reached on January 4 as prominent scientist reports that 80 percent of country's 1.4 billion population has already been infected.
Authorities tell residents in capital city to stay home until weekend and submit temperature checks daily, according to Seoul-based NK News.
China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Covid-19 outbreak is at a "relatively" level as millions of city-dwellers travel to home towns for the Lunar New Year holiday that officially begins on Saturday.
China said that nearly 60,000 people with Covid had died in hospitals between December 8 and January 12 - a roughly ten-fold increase from previous disclosures.
Kazi Ibrahim pleaded guilty to claiming in his viral videos that Israel is using the coronavirus vaccines to track people.
Gold prices also have beaten higher before US inflation data that could affect Fed's policy.
Beijing is lifting the ban on overseas travel of its citizens beginning on January 8, marking an end to almost three years of self-imposed isolation.
Many are compelled to purchase from suspicious online sellers after drug stores short on supplies following Beijing lifting widespread restrictions
"Overwhelming majority" of EU's 27 member countries want passengers coming from China to be systematically tested for Covid before departure, European Commission says.
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