Covid: New restrictions in Beijing turned into a ghost town, more than 500 people killed in Shanghai since the epidemic resumed

Covid: New restrictions in Beijing turned into a ghost town, more than 500 people killed in Shanghai since the epidemic resumed

After Shanghai, the country’s most populous city, which has been confined since the beginning of April, Beijing has been subject to travel restrictions for a week and closed many public places (restaurants, cafes, gyms, gyms, etc.).

On Monday, authorities severely restricted access to non-essential services in the capital’s most populous Chaoyang District, with some companies having to limit their regular workforce to 5%. In general, the city has become deserted due to the implementation of new containment measures.

As a result, the busy Sanlitun business district in eastern Beijing became deserted on Monday morning. The normally crowded Apple Store was asked to close its doors a few minutes after it opened, according to the Belga agency.

On Monday, Beijing announced 49 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours.

Pollution figures that are still negligible on a global scale, but the authorities are strictly applying the zero Covid policy and restricting entire cities as soon as there are a few cases.

Elsewhere in Shanghai, the number of new infections fell below 4,000 on Monday, after passing 25,000 at the end of April.

The current outbreak has also killed more than 500 people in Shanghai, according to an official report. China’s total number has barely exceeded 5,000 officially since the beginning of the epidemic.

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