søndag 1. mai 2022

The Chinese capital is shutting bars and restaurants for four days in a bid to avoid a major outbreak

Authorities in Beijing announced tighter restrictions on gathering during the five-day May Day holiday, as the city fights an outbreak. The city government ordered bars and restaurants to suspend in-person dining from May 1 to the end of the holiday. The city also recommended that restaurants make more prepared and semi-prepared dishes, and urged residents to “cook at home” to reduce the risk of infection. The government said that restaurants have accounted for many recent transmissions.

Parks, tourist attractions, and sports and entertainment venues will remain open at 50% capacity, and will require reservations. When the holiday ends on May 5, officer workers and students will be allowed to attend in person, but required to have negative nucleic acid test results from within 48 hours. People who enter various public places and take public transport will need a test within less than seven days. The city will offer free COVID-19 testing from Tuesday.