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Quarantine measures boosted in Beijing amidst new outbreak of Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

29 districts of the city are shut off; schools switched to online working mode
08:48, 17 June 2020

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The authorities of Chinese capital city Beijing have increased security measures trying to contain the new outbreak of coronavirus infection. Radio Liberty reported this on June 17.

29 of over 270 districts subordinated to the city are now shut off. All entrances and exits are monitored and guarded around-the-clock. Schools have switched to online working mode. Enterprises are working, but the government urges staff to implement flexible work schedules and work at home.

All entrances from Beijing are banned unless citizens prove there's an urgent need to leave the city. Besides, they must provide a negative test result. Those who enter the city are obliged to pass the test for Covid-19, too.

Related: First death from coronavirus registered in Beijing

On June 16, medics in Beijing observed 27 new cases of Covid-19. Over the last five days, this number made 106.

The new outbreak's origins are tied with Beijing's market Xin Fa Di, which has been closed since last weekend.

Prior to this, cases of Covid-19 were only spotted among the people who came from abroad.

Related: Olena Zelenska hospitalized over coronavirus

 

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