Beijing, the capital of China, reported a surge in Covid cases over the weekend and began a mass test on Monday in the Chaoyang business district. Within the district, one community depicted here was classified as a high-risk area.
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Beijing — China’s capital Beijing warned that Covid had on the weekend Spread undetected in the city for a week, And research will find even more cases.
Chaoyang’s main business district has begun Mass test for 3 days on Monday For those who live or work in this area, home to many embassies and foreign businesses. The district accounted for most of the 42 new Covid cases reported in Beijing since Friday.
Only certain apartment buildings are closed in Beijing.The school remains mostly open, but the Chaoyang Business District Stop all face-to-face group activities Training courses that include arts and sports.
In a small part of the district, one subway station south of the main business area, all restaurants, entertainment venues, indoor gyms, and non-essential businesses close on Monday morning. According to state media, local officials added that residents of the affected areas generally work from home and should not go out unless necessary.
The increase in cases in Beijing is due to mainland China facing the worst Covid outbreaks since early 2020. The country adheres to a strict Zero Covid policy of using rapid blockades, quarantines, and travel restrictions to control the outbreak of the virus.
Mostly Shanghai, the largest city in China A long-term blockade has continued since Friday, with more than 100 new Covid-related deaths reported.
Nationally, Shanghai accounted for the overwhelming majority of Covid cases, reporting more than 2,400 symptomatic and more than 16,900 symptomatic cases on Sunday.
According to Wind Information, Beijing and Shanghai are ranked in China’s 10 major state-level regions based on GDP. Data show that Beijing’s economy grew 4.8% in the first quarter. Same as national level, Meanwhile, Shanghai rose 3.1% The targeted blockade rose in March.
Service industry workers affected by the latest incident in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district can receive 100 yuan ($ 15.38) a day for up to 21 days, city officials said.
By the way, due to the surge in incidents and the news of mass inspections, locals rushed to stock up on food.