Due to the increasing Kovid-19 cases in the capital Beijing in China, epidemic protection and prevention measures have been increased.
In most of the city’s central districts, citizens are advised to stay out of their homes as much as possible, while online education has started for a week in schools as of today.
In the last 24 hours, 154 cases showing signs of disease and 808 cases not showing were detected in the capital. Out of a total of 962 cases, 266 were seen outside the quarantine zones.
2 PEOPLE LOSE LIVES
While the number of daily cases has doubled since last week, 2 people died in the last 24 hours. It was noted that those who lost their lives were a 91-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man, both of whom already have health problems.
The death of an 87-year-old person in the city due to the virus the previous day was recorded as the first loss of life due to Kovid-19 in the country after about 6 months.
In the central districts of Chaoyang, Haydien, Dongching, Xinging, Tongcou, Fingtai, Shunyi and Yanching, citizens were advised to stay home as much as possible and not to travel except for trips between home and work.
It was noted that online education will start for one week in schools in Haydien district, and face-to-face education will be suspended in Dongçing, Xinging and Fingtay.
In the Chaoyang district, with a population of 3.5 million in the center of Beijing, where the most cases are seen, businesses were asked to reduce the number of employees in their offices, while in the business and financial center Guomao district, this number was requested to be limited to 5 percent.
Those who will come to Beijing from outside the city from the middle of the day are required to take a test for 3 days from their arrival in the capital.
24 thousand 547 cases in the last 24 hours
According to the statement made by the National Health Commission, 2 thousand 277 cases showing signs of the disease and 24 thousand 547 cases without symptoms were detected in the last 24 hours in mainland China.
In the country, where the number of daily cases has exceeded 20 thousand in the last week, more than 100 cases have been recorded in 20 of 31 states and regions.
The cities of Guangcou and Chongqing in the south of the country were the places where the cases were most intense.
ZERO CASE POLICY
Despite the small number of cases relative to the population and the majority of them showing no signs of illness, China continues to implement strict epidemic control measures, referred to as “zero cases”.
The strategy, aimed at suppressing COVID-19 cases where they arise and cutting the chain of transmission, requires strict and large-scale measures such as quarantine, travel restrictions, mass testing, restricting or maintaining closed-circuit activities of businesses in manufacturing, trade and services. In addition to interfering with the ordinary flow of life, the measures also lead to discussions in terms of their economic costs. (AA)