Airports in the Chinese capital canceled hundreds of flights on Tuesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the city, Asian media reported.
Flights have been canceled at Daxing and Beijing Capital International Airport airports in particular. Persons who are going to leave Beijing must carry a medical certificate that they do not have COVID-19.
Previously, Beijing had raised the level of danger from the coronavirus and introduced extensive restrictive measures. Metropolitan authorities called on all residents to abandon “journeys that are not essential” and to stay at home.
In addition, all primary and secondary schools in Beijing are being closed and students are switching to distance learning. Universities are shut down and all entertainment and sporting facilities are closed.
The Beijing authorities called the situation in the capital “extremely serious”.
Over the past 24 hours, 27 new cases have been identified in the Chinese capital. Thus, in the past five days, the number of people infected in Beijing has exceeded 100. The latter cases are linked to an outbreak of infection in the food market in southern Beijing.