Coronavirus: more than a thousand flights cancelled at the airports of Beijing

The two airports in Beijing were canceled Wednesday, more than a thousand flights after a rebound in the event of a Covid-19 in the chinese capital, announced t

Coronavirus: more than a thousand flights cancelled at the airports of Beijing

The two airports in Beijing were canceled Wednesday, more than a thousand flights after a rebound in the event of a Covid-19 in the chinese capital, announced the official media. At 09: 10 local (03 hours 10 in Paris), 1.255 flights departure and arrival at airports of Beijing had been deleted, which is 70% of those initially projected, said the People's Daily and the China Daily.

Beijing urged Tuesday its 21 million inhabitants to avoid travel "non-essential" outside of the city and ordered a new closing schools after a rebound in the event of a Covid-19 in the chinese capital. Several cities and provinces have now a quarantine on arrival to travellers from the chinese capital. The users of the train who had booked tickets at the start or Beijing to be awarded without fees, said the People's Daily.

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The discovery in five days of more than one hundred patients, related to a market of the city, was a shock to the Pekingese. Because China had largely contained the coronavirus to force quarantines and screenings. According to the mayor, the chinese capital recorded Wednesday 31 new infections by the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a figure broadly stable for the fourth consecutive day.

Previously, Beijing had found no contamination in the last two months and life had regained near normal. But the fear of a second wave epidemic in china has prompted local authorities to act. The town hall has launched a screening campaign massive and confined to residential areas. The town hall also announced Tuesday a new closure of all schools. Universities are required to suspend the return of students in the classroom.

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Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 03:47

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