China: Beijing urges people to work from home because of the risk of COVID-19
City government Beijing (China) has extended work-from-home guidance to many of the city’s 22 million residents to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
May 23, the capital city China said that 99 new cases of COVID-19 were detected on May 22, up from 61 cases recorded a day earlier. This is the largest number of new daily cases to date in the recent month-long and continuous outbreak in Beijing.
In Shanghai, nearly 600 new cases were reported on May 22, with none outside the isolation area as for most of the past week.
Analysts at Gavekal Dragonomics estimated last week that less than 5% of Chinese cities reported COVID-19 infections, down from a quarter at the end of March. Still, vigilance and Concerns continue to persist in the city of Shanghai and the capital, Beijing.
There have been no new announcements about locked-down areas in Beijing, although five of the city’s 16 districts have advised people to work from home and avoid large gatherings. People who must go to work must have a negative PCR test result that is valid for 48 hours, and must not travel outside of their home-to-work route.
“The city’s epidemic prevention and control work is at a critical juncture. One step forward to victory is within reach. One step back the previous efforts will be wasted” – Beijing’s Tongzhou district posted on its account. WeChat late on May 22, asked people working in 5 other districts to work from home this week.
Beijing has restricted public transport, ordered some shopping malls, shops and other places to close, as well as blockaded buildings. COVID-19 new.
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