Beijing closes parks and museums as COVID outbreak intensifies

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 Beijing closes parks and museums due to increased COVID outbreak

China reported 28,127 new local cases in the country on Monday, approaching its daily peak since April, with about half of the cases in the southern city of Guangzhou and the southwestern municipality of Chongqing .

In the capital, Beijing, the number of cases is rising every day, the city authorities are urging the population to self-isolate.

The Ministry of Health has recorded five deaths from coronavirus infection in the past 4 days.

Last the wave is testing the recent adjustments China has made to its zero COVID policy, which requires authorities to be more targeted in their containment measures and stay away from widespread lockdowns and tests that have suffocated the economy and frustrated residents.

Even after the changed rules, China remains the global exception with its stringent COVID restrictions, including borders that have remained virtually closed for nearly three years since the start of the pandemic.

The Chinese capital on Monday warned it was facing the worst test of the COVID pandemic -19, and tightened entry rules into the city, requiring arrivals from other parts of China to undergo three days of COVID testing before being allowed to leave their homes.

The capital has been closed due to the outbreak many museums, as well as the amusement park "Happy Valley" and the city's large Chaoyang Park, a popular spot for joggers and picnickers. Beijing reported 1,438 new local cases, up from 962 on Sunday.

The central city of Wuhan, where the virus was first detected, issued a notice on Tuesday urging residents to leave their homes only to go outside. work.

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