| 1 December 2023, Friday |

Beijing’s Chaoyang district urges residents to stay home Monday

ِA Chaoyang district official in Beijing urged residents to stay at home on Monday, as a continued rise in COVID-19 infections puts China’s strict containment policy to the test.

Chaoyang district is the capital’s worst hit in the fresh COVID wave. People had been advised by local government to stay put during the weekend, with numerous restaurants, gyms, beauty salons and other facilities closed.

An 87-year-old Beijing man died on Saturday, mainland China’s first COVID fatality since late May.

  • Reuters