Beijing residents told to stay home, virus infections 'grave'

Thursday, January 28, 2021

In response to the grave and complex coronavirus infections situation in Beijing, the capital authorities have told residents stay home during the Spring Festival holiday, the state media reports.

People in Beijing are urged to avoid unnecessary outbound trips and gatherings, the city's health authority said Thursday in its daily virus infectios update, Xinhua reports.

The municipal authorities advised people to remain in their city of residence during the holiday and refrain from traveling to areas with medium and high infection risks at home and abroad.

The outer packages of mails and parcels arriving from domestic or foreign regions with medium and high infection risks should be disinfected before being opened, according to the advice.

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 54 newly confirmed infections, including 41 locals, the National Health Commission said Thursday. -Photo: Xinhua