Deprecated: Required parameter $is_script follows optional parameter $list in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 21

Deprecated: Required parameter $handle follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $src_cdn follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $deps follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $ver follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $footer_or_media follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $handle follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 104

Deprecated: Required parameter $src_cdn follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 104

Deprecated: Required parameter $deps follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 104

Deprecated: Required parameter $ver follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 104

Deprecated: Required parameter $footer_or_media follows optional parameter $register in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_cdn.php on line 104

Deprecated: Required parameter $path follows optional parameter $expire in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/class.redux_functions.php on line 54

Warning: The magic method RSSAutopilot\Request::__wakeup() must have public visibility in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/rss-autopilot/classes/request.php on line 47

Deprecated: Required parameter $wp_customize follows optional parameter $args in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/extensions/customizer/extension_customizer.php on line 583

Deprecated: Required parameter $wp_customize follows optional parameter $args in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/extensions/customizer/extension_customizer.php on line 606

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/section/field_section.php on line 43

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/select/field_select.php on line 17

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/background/field_background.php on line 43

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/text/field_text.php on line 17

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/switch/field_switch.php on line 17

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/media/field_media.php on line 46

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/sorter/field_sorter.php on line 17

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/image_select/field_image_select.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/multi_text/field_multi_text.php on line 46

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/textarea/field_textarea.php on line 42

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/color/field_color.php on line 45

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/fields/typography/field_typography.php on line 50

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/extensions/import_export/import_export/field_import_export.php on line 42

Deprecated: Required parameter $parent follows optional parameter $field in /home/japandailysun/public_html/wp-content/plugins/newsmax-core/lib/redux-framework/inc/extensions/options_object/options_object/field_options_object.php on line 42
China expands Covid testing to almost all of Beijing’s 22 million residents - Japan Daily Sun
China

China expands Covid testing to almost all of Beijing’s 22 million residents

211Views

Beijing has swiftly expanded its Covid-19 mass testing from one district this week to most of the city of nearly 22 million, adding to expectations of an imminent lockdown similar to Shanghai’s.

The Chinese capital began testing the residents of its most populous district, Chaoyang, on Monday. By the end of the day, even though only a fraction of the results had come out, the city decided to conduct tests on 10 other districts and one economic development zone by Saturday.

The Chinese capital reported 33 new locally transmitted cases for 25 April, the city’s health authority said on Tuesday, of which 32 were symptomatic and one was asymptomatic. That was slightly higher than 19 community infections reported a day earlier.

Beijing’s decision to test roughly 20 million people came a few days after tens of infections were found. In contrast, Shanghai waited for about a month and more than 1,000 cases before launching a city-wide mass testing drive in early April.

“To resolutely curb the risk of the spread of the epidemic and effectively maintain the health of the citizens, it was decided to further expand the scope of regional screening on the basis of the tests done in Chaoyang district,” a spokesman of Beijing’s municipal government said on Monday night.

Three rounds of PCR tests will be conducted from Tuesday to Saturday in the districts Dongcheng, Xicheng, Haidian, Fengtai, Shijingshan, Fangshan, Tongzhou, Shunyi, Changping, Daxing, as well as the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area.

Beijing’s latest Covid outbreak, while modest by global standards, is expected to deepen fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown of the Chinese capital, further clouding the country’s economic outlook as endless mass testing, a rigorous quarantine regime and tight social distancing rules take their toll.

Asian markets suffered their worst day in over a month on Monday on fears that Beijing was about to enter such a lockdown. Chinese shares slumped to a two-year low.

source