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COVID-19: Beijing Expands Lockdowns as Cases Cross 100 in New Outbreak

Chinese authorities locked down the third neighbourhood in Beijing as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus. The resurgence in China highlighted public health expert calls for vigilance as many nations move forward with easing virus restrictions to revive their economies.

World | Associated Press | June 16, 2020, 2:30 pm
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 Chinese authorities locked down the third neighbourhood in Beijing as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus. The resurgence in China highlighted public health expert calls for vigilance as many nations move forward with easing virus restrictions to revive their economies.<br /><br />A woman is carried out from a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Chinese authorities locked down the third neighbourhood in Beijing as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus. The resurgence in China highlighted public health expert calls for vigilance as many nations move forward with easing virus restrictions to revive their economies.

A woman is carried out from a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus sit on the seat of a subway train in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus sit on the seat of a subway train in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 A checkpoint with the sign

A checkpoint with the sign "Communist member pioneer station" set up near a neighbourhood under lockdown in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Police and security officials watch as people gather at a coronavirus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Police and security officials watch as people gather at a coronavirus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus gather at a virus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus gather at a virus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Workers leave from a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Workers leave from a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus gather at a virus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus gather at a virus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Security guards prepare for duty near a neighbourhood under lockdown in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Security guards prepare for duty near a neighbourhood under lockdown in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Police and security officials watch as people gather at a coronavirus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Police and security officials watch as people gather at a coronavirus testing centre at a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 A commuter wearing a goggle and protective face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus sits on the seat of a subway train in Beijing. (Image: AP)

A commuter wearing a goggle and protective face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus sits on the seat of a subway train in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Residents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing centre set up outside a sports facility in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Residents and police officer gather near a neighbourhood under lockdown in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Residents and police officer gather near a neighbourhood under lockdown in Beijing. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: June 16, 2020, 11:25 am

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