Covid-19 Outbreak: China Impose Partial Lockdown In Beijing

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China has imposed a partial lockdown in its capital Beijing on Wednesday 20 January. As per the restrictions, people are banned to travel as few cases of Covid-19 were detected in the capital.

7 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the city, including six in the southern Daxing district.

All 1.6 million residents of Daxing are only allowed to leave Beijing if they have received special permission from the authorities and have tested negative for Covid-19 in the last three days.

As per the Govt restrictions, 50 or more people cannot meet or gather in the public places. Govt also directed to postpone all the marriage in the capital to prevent the spread.

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The China also also suggested to all kindergarten, primary and secondary students in the district to study at home.

The National Health Commission said in a separate statement on Wednesday that a total of 103 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Jan 19, down from 118 a day earlier.

North-eastern Jilin province reported 46 new cases, however, setting another record in daily cases, while Hebei province surrounding Beijing reported 19 new cases.

Beijing reported seven new cases, up from the total reported on December 28. Of these new patients, six are living in the Daxing District, and the city’s subway operator said it closed the Tiangong Yuan subway station near the Daxing patients as part of Covid-19 prevention measures.

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As the result, local authorities in north-east China, where most of the new cases are located, have employed a combination of measures including lockdowns, travel curbs and mass testing.


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