Beijing will maintain strict and tight COVID-19 control measures as hidden community-level transmission has been discovered through recent screenings.
Dine-in services at restaurants will remain unavailable, and schools will continue suspending in-person classes, Fengtai District will tighten its epidemic control measures where people will from now work from home. Bus and metro stations in Fengtai, except for those around two major railway stations, will also be shut.
The national capital reported 54 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, said Liu Xiaofeng, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center.
Fifty-two cases were detected among people under closed-off management, and two were found through mass screening in communities, said Liu.
Eleven COVID-19 infections have been detected on a campus of the Beijing Institute of Technology in Fangshan District since May 18. More than 670 teachers and students on the campus have been transferred to a centralized quarantine site, said Li Zhenjian, vice president of the university.
The national capital has classified 15 areas as high-risk for COVID-19 and 23 as medium-risk.
China continues to take on the Zero-policy approach to handle its Covid-19 situation, while nearly every nation in the world had moved into the “living with the virus’ philosophy. Chinese citizens do grumble about the strict measures, but most have come to terms with the rules and are adapting to the governments calls.