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    • Beijing reports zero coronavirus cases

      Beijing reports zero coronavirus cases

      Beijing on Tuesday reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in the Chinese capital in June that prompted fears of a domestic second wave. Capital’s health commission said it detected only one asymptomatic case the previous day, which China does not include in its confirmed cases counts.

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    • Beijing cancels flights, closes schools in the face of new virus wave

      Beijing cancels flights, closes schools in the face of new virus wave

      Beijing shut all schools and cancelled at least 1,225 flights on Wednesday, as the city registered 31 new coronavirus cases, news wires reported. City officials have urged residents not to leave the city, and several provinces have quarantined travellers from Beijing after 137 new cases were confirmed in the capital in recent days. The new cases have raised fears of a second wave of infections as China had largely brought its domestic outbreak under control.

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    • Beijing reintroduces lockdown amid fears of COVID-19 resurgence

      Beijing reintroduces lockdown amid fears of COVID-19 resurgence

      Beijing reintroduced on Tuesday lockdown measures and kicked off mass testing after a fresh cluster of novel coronavirus cases emerged from the city's largest wholesale food market, news wires reported. The Chinese capital registered 36 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number to 79 since a locally transmitted infection was reported on 12 June for the first time in nearly two months.

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