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Beijing authorities have relaxed anti-smoking restrictions in most areas of the city

265223492 0 0 3073 1728 1280x0 80 0 0 6cd270c28ff493aa9bd588c98e0ed8d0Since Monday, the authorities of the Chinese capital have relaxed anti-weed restrictions in most areas of the city amid an improvement in the epidemiological situation.

Strict measures are still being maintained in the Fengtai district and partly in the Changping district.
Due to a local outbreak of coronavirus, since May 1, catering establishments in Beijing have suspended customer service in the halls, they were allowed to work only for takeaway. Since the end of April, students of preschool educational institutions, primary and secondary schools, as well as vocational technical schools in Beijing have been transferred to online training. Residents of some districts of the capital were transferred to a remote mode of operation. Computer clubs, gyms, libraries, art galleries, cultural and entertainment venues, parks and local attractions have temporarily suspended their work.
Strict measures also affected public transport: over 100 stations of the Beijing subway were closed, traffic on more than 100 routes of ground public transport was suspended. Taxi services temporarily did not serve the areas where the largest number of infected people was detected.
According to the statement of the city government, from June 6, catering establishments are allowed to serve visitors in the halls. Those who worked remotely are allowed to return to the offices. Public transport has also resumed operation, but all passengers must have a 72-hour negative PCR test with them. Couriers are allowed to enter the territory of residential compounds, but the authorities advise to adhere to the contactless delivery method.
High school students returned to full-time classes on June 2. Elementary and secondary school students will be able to return to their desks on June 13, preschool institutions will resume work in normal mode from June 20. Libraries, cinemas, museums, parks, gyms, Internet clubs, art galleries and other cultural and entertainment facilities have been restored, but their attendance should not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity. To visit all public places, Beijing residents need a 72-hour negative PCR test.
At the end of April, a local outbreak of COVID-19 occurred in Beijing. Since April 22, more than 1.8 thousand cases of infection have been detected in the city. A full lockdown, as in Shanghai, was not introduced in the Chinese capital. Over the past day, five confirmed cases of infection and seven asymptomatic carriers of the disease were recorded in the city.