Despite China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy, the pandemic continues to spread in Beijing. Since May 17, the capital city has upgraded the pandemic’s management and control measures.

The Beijing government announced that its prevention and control measures have been comprehensively upgraded since May 17. These measures include: strengthening the management of personnel and vehicle access, closing all non-essential activities, and imposing home isolation on closed areas, among others.

From April 22 to May 17, Beijing recorded a total of nearly 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.

The transmission of Beijing’s four clustered outbreaks is spreading. Among them, nearly 80 cases of infected people have been reported in a cluster linked to Yuegezhuang market, Fengtai district.

According to a video posted on May 16, many buses parked on the road. The captions on the video show that the entire residents of Yuegezhuang market were taken away and quarantined.

A video that emerged on the Internet shows a large number of anti-epidemic workers disinfecting the streets in Beijing.

Ms. Wang, a resident of Fengtai in Beijing, told a US-based media about the situation there. She said that the street is nearly empty with a few normal people. Ms. Wang added that the residents have to do nucleic acid every day. People are not allowed to go out unless necessary.

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