Beijing warns new Covid-19 outbreak is ‘extremely severe’

Beijing city official warns virus situation is ‘extremely severe’

A Beijing city official warns that the situation in the capital was “extremely severe” as a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases prompted mass testing and lockdowns.

“Currently, the most important and urgent task is to resolutely prevent and control the epidemic,” city spokesman Xu Hejian told a press briefing, adding the city must “take the most determined, decisive and strictest measures” to bring the new outbreak under control.

Shanghai to quarantine all who arrive from mid to high-risk Covid-19 areas in China

Shanghai will quarantine all people coming to the city from mid to high-risk Covid-19 areas in China for 14 days, a city official said amid concerns about a resurgence of the disease following a cluster outbreak in Beijing.

Wu Jinglei, director of Shanghai’s health commission, told reporters during a briefing individuals coming into the city from high-risk areas will be placed under centralised quarantine. 

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