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Beijing keeps schools closed

Beijing’s municipal government has further tightened Covid measures. The disease control authority had previously reported 52 new cases, including a delivery driver who had moved extensively around the city. The city’s schools will remain closed for at least another week, authorities announced. Starting Thursday, individuals who enter or leave Beijing will also be required to present a negative Covid test no more than 48 hours old. 12 of Beijing’s 16 districts conduct three more rounds of mass testing this week, following last week’s testing of all city residents. Authorities have cordoned off apartment blocks and forced residents to stay indoors, Bloomberg reports. Access to parks and monuments was only possible with a negative test, the report said.

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