Beijing extends COVID control measures beyond holiday – state TV

A man plays the guitar as people walk on a pedestrian promenade along the banks of a river during a five-day Labour Day holiday, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

(Reuters) – China’s capital will extend COVID curbs beyond the May Day holiday, including closures of entertainment venues and gyms as hidden community-level transmission has been discovered through screenings, state television said on Wednesday.

Authorities will continue to cap people flows at public venues at 50% and restaurants will continue suspending dining-in, the report said.

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