According to the local government, the epidemiological situation is ‘the most complicated and severe’ in almost three years due to the rise in mainly asymptomatic cases and the registration of at least three deaths, all senior citizens.
They ordered PCR tests and quarantine for all incoming travelers for three days in a row, closed schools and suspended face-to-face classes, halted operations in establishments considered non-essential and urged companies to resort to video conferences and telework.
In addition to Beijing, the cities of Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, and Hohhot also remain burdened by the transmission of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus since last month.
However, on Monday, the Government demanded that mass PCR rounds be carried out only when there are contagions in any locality and issued clarifications regarding quarantines, classification of at-risk areas, and mental health care during the implementation of the health mechanism.
China has reported at least 29,784 deaths and 8,901,981 confirmed cases in mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan since the outbreak of Covid-19 in December 2019.
Apart from that, it reported 208,514 asymptomatic cases who are under medical treatment today.