The Chinese capital, Beijing, saw a rise in Covid cases over the weekend and massive trials began on Monday in the Chaoyang business district. Within the range, one of the communities represented here was classified as a high-risk area.
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BEIJING – The Chinese capital Beijing warned over the weekend that Covid had been undetected in the city for a week and that more cases would be found with the investigation.
Chaoyang’s main business district began with massive three-day trials on Monday for anyone living or working in the region, which has many embassies and foreign businesses. The district took over most of the 42 new Covid cases reported in Beijing since Friday.
Only specific residential buildings in Beijing have been closed. Schools remain mostly open, but the Chaoyang business district has personally ordered the suspension of all group activity and training courses, including arts and sports.
In a small part of the district, a subway station south of the main business center, restaurants, entertainment areas, indoor gym and all non-essential businesses will be closed from Monday morning. Local authorities added that residents of the affected area generally have to work from home and not leave unless they have to, according to state media.
The number of cases in Beijing has escalated when mainland China has been facing the worst outbreak of Covid since early 2020. The country has maintained a strict zero-Covid policy to use rapid blockade, quarantine and travel restrictions to control virus outbreaks.
Most of Shanghai, China’s largest city, remains under a long blockade and has reported more than 100 new Covid-related deaths since Friday.
Across the nation, Shanghai was by far the largest case of Covid, with more than 2,400 cases with symptoms on Sunday and no more than 16,900.
Beijing and Shanghai are among the top ten provinces in China’s province in terms of GDP, according to Wind Information. The data showed that Beijing’s economy grew by 4.8% in the first quarter, the same as at the national level, and grew by 3.1% in Shanghai as the March-directed blockade rose.
Workers in the service industry affected by the latest case in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district can receive 100 yuan ($ 15.38) a day for up to 21 days, city officials said.
Anecdotally, the news of the rise in cases and the news of massive trials hastened the locals to supply food in a hurry.
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