Beijing, Shanghai reimpose some bans

People are waiting in line for nucleic acid tests to detect COVID-19 at a test site in Beijing, China on June 9, 2022. China says it has generally controlled recent outbreaks in Beijing after hundreds of people tested positive for the virus in recent weeks.

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BEIJING – China’s two major cities are once again stepping up some Kovit operations, easing them just days after the virus appeared under control.

State media reported Thursday that Shanghai, which emerged from a two-month lockout earlier this month, will conduct mass tests in seven of its 16 counties this weekend. Those areas include finance and city districts.

During the test, residents in the affected areas were told to stay home until the test was completed, according to the city’s official publications’ comments section.

It is unclear to what extent other restrictions on business will be applied during the test. Enforcement of Govt restrictions will vary depending on the apartment. Factories usually operate if their employees live on-site or operate in a bubble.

Minhong, one of seven districts located in the suburbs of Shanghai, told residents Thursday to stay home during a virus test on Saturday.

Since Thursday, at least three districts in Beijing have been ordered to close bars and other entertainment venues until further notice. After the city announced a new confirmed govt case on Wednesday, some of the subsequent cases were linked to bars and nightclubs.

Beijing on Monday allowed restaurants to serve customers inside stores, After allowing takeout or delivery for about a month. The latest eruption in the capital began in late April.

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A total of 30 new confirmed Kovit cases were reported in mainland China on Thursday, including 15 in inner Mongolia, and a small town was closed last week after some new Kovit cases.

The Universal Beijing Resort is scheduled to reopen on June 15 after being temporarily closed earlier this week in early May.

Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown have been closed since the end of March. Some Shanghai Disney Resort retail and park areas reopened Friday.

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