Beijing relaxes COVID-19 curbs
The city of Beijing will relax COVID-19 restrictions starting Tuesday as the Chinese capital has seen no new locally transmitted cases for over a month, the municipal government said Monday.
Those from domestic low-risk areas arriving in Beijing do not have to provide negative nucleic acid test results, and taxi and online car-hailing services between Beijing and other cities will resume, said Xu Hejian, the city government spokesperson.
Temperature checks will also be unnecessary at community and village entrances, while indoor and outdoor cultural and entertainment venues such as parks, scenic spots, libraries, museums and theaters will be allowed to receive visitors up to 75 percent of capacity, Xu said, adding sales promotion activities will also be allowed.
Patients with fevers will have to undergo nucleic acid tests, but antibody tests are no longer required for them.
University students outside Beijing can also return to their campuses with a green health code, according to the municipal government.