Beijing (Associated Press)-Beijing has urged residents not to leave the city during the Lunar New Year holiday in February, and has imposed new restrictions after multiple coronavirus infections last week.
Two domestic cases were reported on Friday, a convenience store worker and an HP employee. Two other asymptomatic cases were discovered in Beijing earlier this week.
Beijing is conducting limited-scale testing in communities and workplaces where cases have been detected.
In order to contain the new outbreak, the Beijing government has cancelled large gatherings such as sports events and temple fairs. It said that for any major events, applications will be strictly reviewed. The government says that places such as cinemas, libraries and museums must be operated at 75% of the capacity.
It also called on companies not to arrange business trips abroad and abroad.
The Lunar New Year is February 1
Separately, officials in the northeastern port city of Dalian said on Friday that they have tested 4.75 million people for the coronavirus after 24 confirmed infections this month.
The authorities have closed schools and all public places in five districts of Dalian, and only basic workers can leave their homes to work.
Other places in Asia Pacific:
Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Saturday that it has confirmed a variant of the coronavirus that has spread to the UK among two Tokyo residents. These are the first two new cases found outside Japanese airports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that a man in his 30s tested the new variant on Saturday after returning from the UK on December 16. The second patient is a woman in her 20s who is related to the man. The ministry stated that it had detected the first case of the variant among five returnees from the UK when it arrived at the Japanese airport between December 18 and December 21, and the result was positive. The coronavirus is a record high in the Japanese capital because Japan is trying to spread across the country. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said the new cases brought the total number of prefectures to 55,851. The Ministry of Health of Japan said that Japan had 3,823 new cases on Friday, with a total of 213,547 cases and 3,155 deaths nationwide.
-South Korea has reported another 1,132 cases of coronavirus due to the intensified recovery during the Christmas period, which put pressure on the government to implement stricter social distancing measures. Saturday’s figures brought the number of cases in the country to 55,902, with 793 deaths. Approximately 780 new cases are from the Metropolitan Capital Region, where there are 26 million people. There, health workers found a large prison in a huge prison in Seoul with more than 500 prisoners and workers. The spread in recent weeks has also been linked to hospitals, nursing homes, churches, restaurants and the military. After months of complacency, government officials have restored some distancing restrictions in recent weeks after relaxing it to the lowest level in October. They are now restricting private gatherings, closing ski resorts, limiting hotel occupancy rates, and accepting large groups. Fined the restaurant. The government will hold a meeting on Sunday to determine whether to raise distance control to the highest “level 3”, which may shut down thousands of non-essential businesses. Officials have resisted this action for several weeks, saying it may have a further impact on the already weak economy.
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