Partial lockdown in Beijing over COVID-19 outbreak

BEIJING (AFP) – A partial lockdown was imposed on the Chinese capital yesterday, with 1.6 million residents banned from leaving Beijing, after a handful of cases were detected. Seven cases were reported in the city yesterday, including six in southern Daxing district.

All 1.6 million residents of Daxing must not leave Beijing unless they have received special permission from the authorities and tested negative for COVID-19 in the past three days, the district said.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin