Beijing Residents Form Long Lines for COVID-19 Testing as Outbreak Hits

Mass testing and lockdowns were implemented in parts of Beijing after a new cluster of coronavirus cases emerged in China’s capital.

There were around 100 new confirmed cases in a virus cluster associated with a wholesale market by June 16, according to the World Health Organisation. Beijing officials announced the closure of residential communities near the market and limited the number of people allowed on public transport.

The city had been forced to roll back reopening measures just days after many leisure venues were allowed to resume services following coronavirus-related shutdowns, according to reports.

Videos posted to social media showed people forming long lines for COVID-19 tests. This video shows a line in the Wukesong area on June 16, and an accompanying Weibo post said people were waiting for coronavirus swab tests. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

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