Covid-19 cases increase, Beijing tightens work-from-home requirements
ChinaBeijing recorded the highest number of new infections in a month-long outbreak, forcing authorities to expand work-from-home requirements.
China’s capital Beijing yesterday recorded 99 cases of Covid-19, up from 61 a day earlier and the highest number of daily infections since the outbreak a month ago.
“Beijing needs to fully implement the requirement to work from home in important areas, reduce the proportion of working in offices to limit the flow of people and create a quiet atmosphere for the community,” said Xu Hejian, a spokesman. member of the city government, announced and emphasized that the capital must “hold all the lines”.
Six of Beijing’s 16 districts have asked all residents to work from home and avoid gatherings, and those who are forced to go to work must have a certificate of negative PCR test within 48 hours. The other three counties encouraged residents to take similar measures.
Offices in areas where working from home is required must not allow employees to go to work more than 30%.
Beijing has restricted public transport, ordered some shopping malls, shops and public places to close, and sealed buildings where new infections are detected. In a large residential area without a quarantine order, the management set up a delivery shelf at the entrance, raising concerns that the city is tightening its Covid-19 control measures.
The number of daily new infections in Beijing is increasing, but the total number of cases in China tends to decrease.
Shanghai recorded less than 600 new infections on May 22 and detected no infections outside the isolation area. The city of nearly 26 million people reopened more than 250 bus lines and part of the metro system yesterday. However, many towns and districts in Shanghai are still conducting more widespread testing and asking people not to move from their homes.
China has so far recorded 223,322 infections and 5,223 deaths, while 193 are in serious or critical condition, according to data from the National Institute of Health. Worldometers.
Hong Hanh (According to Reuters)
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