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Beijing authorities have closed more than 60 metro stations due to the outbreak of COVID-19

10dba2fb1d2f5b4cd20b4c3b29cfbd16The Beijing Subway has suspended the operation of 64 stations since May 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the city.

This is stated in a message published on Wednesday in the subway account on the Chinese social network Weibo.

On Wednesday morning, 44 stations were reported to be suspended, and after lunch, the metro announced the closure of another 20 stations. As stated in the statement, this decision was made "for the prevention and control of the outbreak."

The Beijing Subway has been operating since 1971. The length of its operating lines is 783 km. In total, there are 459 stations in the Beijing metro (including 72 with the possibility of transfer). On average, the Beijing Subway carries about 12.5 million passengers per day.

Since April 22, at least 453 cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in Beijing.