- More cases of infection are being reported in China about two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics.
- China has ordered children from international schools to undergo tests from next week.
- Tinjiang’s proximity to Beijing is particularly worrying, and authorities have imposed travel restrictions between the two cities.
Beijing: China on Friday further tightened measures implemented to contain the epidemic in Beijing and other parts of the country. About two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics in the country, more cases of infection are being reported from different places. Beijing has ordered children from international schools to undergo tests from next week. Citizens are being asked to travel only when absolutely necessary as there will be no guarantee of allowing them to return if they visit any city or area with an outbreak of Kovid.
Officials imposed travel restrictions between cities
The city of Tianjin, about an hour from the capital, has ordered the launch of a third round of mass investigation from Saturday morning, which will be completed in 24 hours. Tianjin has a port and is a center of manufacturing. It is included in 6 cities where the government is imposing lockdown and other restrictions as per the policy of tracking every case of infection. The city’s proximity to Beijing is particularly worrying, and authorities have imposed travel restrictions between the two cities.
China banned dozens of foreign flights
Automaker Volkswagen AG said it closed two factories in Tianjin on Monday and that employees were screened twice. China has banned dozens of foreign flights arriving from Europe, Canada, the US, Indonesia and elsewhere. This step has been taken after foreign travelers were found infected on their arrival here. The city of Shanghai, which is known as the financial hub, has had relatively few cases but has also imposed some travel restrictions.