40 Subways and 158 Bus Routes Closed In Beijing


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A recent news article published in the SCMP states that Beijing closes dozens of subway stations and suspends bus routes to keep a lid on outbreak.

Beijing confirms 51 new Covid 19 infections

The Chinese capital Beijing confirmed 51 new Covid-19 infections, a relatively low number compared to some 20 million tests that were conducted, state media reported on Wednesday.

The nation’s political centre suspended many public transport routes and closed subway stations on Wednesday in its drive to curb the spread of Covid-19 and avoid the fate of Shanghai where millions of residents have been under strict lockdown for more than a month.

40 subway stations closed

The city closed more than 40 subway stations, about 10 per cent of the total, and 158 bus routes on Wednesday, according to operators.

Most of the suspended stations and services are in the Chaoyang district, where most infections were found.

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Source: SCMP


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