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Beijing Canceled More Than A Thousand Flights After Raising The Alert Level To COVID-19

Beijing Canceled More Than A Thousand Flights After Raising The Alert Level To COVID-19

As of 9:10 am 17/6, two airports in the capital Beijing (China) has announced the cancellation of 1,255 flights, equivalent to 70% of the expected journey.

According to the China Daily newspaper, in addition, the national railway company that allows passengers to book tickets in advance to leave Beijing will be refunded.

A day earlier, on June 16, Chinese capital officials announced that they had raised the emergency response to the COVID-19 respiratory tract pandemic from Level III to Level II. 

Accordingly, schools across the city will be closed and switched to online teaching, while suspending plans to resume learning activities of university students.

Beijing is also urging people to stop unnecessary travel activities out of the city, while people living in areas of "medium and high risk" must not leave the locality.

After nearly two months there were no new cases, on June 11, Beijing recorded more cases again. After that, health authorities discovered many new cases related to the largest Tan Phat Dia wholesale market in Asia and the second wholesale market in Hai Dien district. 

Beijing has begun to impose restrictive measures to prevent the spread of disease. Some counties have set up security posts, closed schools and asked people to test for viruses. Tan Phat Dia is also the source of the spread of 19 newly discovered cases on June 16 in Beijing.


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