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China: Beijing concentrates testing sites in residential areas after easing COVID rules02:18

China: Beijing concentrates testing sites in residential areas after easing COVID rules

China, Beijing
November 14, 2022 at 18:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Beijing authorities have moved nucleic acid testing sites closer to residential areas after the country relaxed some of its COVID-19 restrictions.

Footage taken in Beijing on Monday shows dozens of residents standing in a 300-metre queue to be tested for nucleic acid at one of the testing sites at Chuiyangliu hospital. Meanwhile, several major cities, including Beijing, reported record numbers of infections on Monday.

The loosening of some stringent measures to control the coronavirus has caused concern in the community as the number of cases in the country continues to rise. In some cities, parents have not taken their children to school.

On Friday, the National Health Commission updated its COVID-19 regulations. In particular, the quarantine period for those arriving abroad has been reduced from ten to eight days. Also, authorities will only monitor direct contact between virus carriers and their surroundings.

China: Beijing concentrates testing sites in residential areas after easing COVID rules02:18
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Beijing authorities have moved nucleic acid testing sites closer to residential areas after the country relaxed some of its COVID-19 restrictions.

Footage taken in Beijing on Monday shows dozens of residents standing in a 300-metre queue to be tested for nucleic acid at one of the testing sites at Chuiyangliu hospital. Meanwhile, several major cities, including Beijing, reported record numbers of infections on Monday.

The loosening of some stringent measures to control the coronavirus has caused concern in the community as the number of cases in the country continues to rise. In some cities, parents have not taken their children to school.

On Friday, the National Health Commission updated its COVID-19 regulations. In particular, the quarantine period for those arriving abroad has been reduced from ten to eight days. Also, authorities will only monitor direct contact between virus carriers and their surroundings.