Businesses in Beijing have shut and schools have shifted classes online as the Chinese capital fights a rise in COVID-19 case numbers.
COVID shutdowns test residents in Beijing
Beijing’s most populous district has urged residents to stay at home, extending a request from the weekend as the city’s COVID-19 case numbers rise.
Many businesses in Beijing have shut and schools in the area have shifted classes online.
Nationally, new case numbers held steady on Sunday, near April peaks, as China battles outbreaks in cities across the country – from Zhengzhou in central Henan province to Guangzhou in the south and Chongqing in the southwest.
China is trying to ease the impact of containment measures that drag on the economy and frustrate residents fed up with lockdowns, quarantine and other disruptions as it reiterates its commitment to its zero-COVID approach.