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Beijing closes all schools and bans leaving the city

“The situation is very serious,” said the spokesman for the Chinese capita when announcing new restrictions. Schools and universities have been closed and only those who have a negative test can leave the city.

The coronavirus is again afflicting China, especially the country’s capital. Beijing authorities ordered this Tuesday that residents should not leave the city – only those who have a negative test can travel – and closed schools again, while authorities struggle to contain a new “serious” coronavirus outbreak in city of 21 million people.The resurgence of the coronavirus – believed to have started in the capital’s large Xinfadi market – has raised alarm, as China has largely controlled the outbreak through mass testing and draconian quarantines.

Read more in Diário de Notícias.

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