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Beijing locks down Daxing District

The district will enforce stringent lockdown management in five residential compounds in the Tiangongyuan subdistrict where the new cases were detected.

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People wait in line for COVID-19 vaccinations at a vaccination site in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 3, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

BEIJING, China (Xinhua) —Beijing’s Daxing District issued a notification Wednesday banning all people in the district from leaving the capital in the wake of new Covid-19 cases.

Those who need to travel outside the city should obtain approval from local authorities and have a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test result taken within three days, according to the leading group on epidemic prevention and control work in Daxing.

The district will enforce stringent lockdown management in five residential compounds in the Tiangongyuan subdistrict where the new cases were detected.

Over 24,000 residents of the compounds are now required to self-quarantine in their homes.

All public places in the subdistrict are required to suspend operation. Visitor flows in public places outside the subdistrict, including stores, commercial buildings, hotels, cinemas, and gyms should be limited to 50 percent of their maximum capacity.

Training institutes in the district have also been asked to close, while special institutions, such as nursing homes and welfare homes, shall be managed with closed-off measures to contain the Covid-19 resurgence.

A total of 17 observation centers in Daxing are being used to facilitate centralized isolation for students and teachers from schools that have reported confirmed cases.

Additionally, public transportation in the district is required to cap passenger flows at 75 percent of full capacity.

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