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Beijing on High Covid Alert After Cases Found – SCMP

Officials in Beijing are on a “Covid-19 alert” and plan to test parts of the community in the Chinese capital after 15 new cases were found on Saturday, paper says


Residents line up at a mass testing site in Chaoyang district of Beijing, on Monday March 14, 2022. Officials were out again on April 25 to conduct more mass testing after dozens of new cases were found in recent days. Photo: Tingshu Wang, Reuters.

 

Officials in Beijing are on a “high Covid-19 alert” and are looking to test “some sections of the community” in the Chinese capital after 15 new cases were found on Saturday, the South China Morning Post said on Sunday.

Deputy head of the Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Pang Xinghuo said they started to find “hidden” local transmissions about a week ago, among different groups – schools, tour groups and families.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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