As a precautionary measure due to the renewed Covid outbreak in China, local Beijing kindergartens and primary schools are closing two weeks earlier than planned. Up to 9th grade, schools close one week earlier. However, international schools are exempt. On Monday, more than 100 new Covid-19 cases were reported in China for six consecutive days. Most of them are in the north of the country. In Beijing, there are two new infections. In three weeks at the latest, hundreds of millions of people will head off for the Chinese New Year holidays. While the government has urged people to stay home if possible, there is no travel ban. Many cities, including Shanghai, are giving money to migrant workers if they decide not to go home.
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