Beijing comes to a halt as China puts capital city on lockdown

Beijing, China Nov. 22, 2022: Photo credit: Original Screen Capture from Twitter video / Reuters Video (Fair Use)

Beijing, the capital city of China, has been placed on strict lockdown as Covid cases within the communist nation starts to rise.

  • CNBC – More and more apartment compounds in Beijing on Friday forbade residents from leaving for at least a few days. That’s on top of a growing number of bans on business activity, which have forced gyms to close and restaurants to halt in-store dining.
  • MARKETWATCH – The COVID-19 restrictions are at the heart of the unrest in China as the country grapples with a rising number of infections after years of quarantine policies. 
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS – Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals.
  • NPR – In the previous 24 hours, the number of new COVID cases rose by 31,444, the National Health Commission said Thursday. That’s the highest daily figure since the coronavirus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.