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China: Beijing returns to virtual classes due to COVID-19 outbreak originating in a bar

The capital of China has once again closed schools and resumed classes remotely in one of its main districts amid a new outbreak of coronavirus. coronavirus COVID-19 tied to a nightclub, while life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite the lifting of a more than two-month lockdown.

China has maintained its policy of “zero COVID”which calls for mass testing, quarantining and isolating anyone who has been in contact with an infected person in concentrated places where hygiene is often poor.

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A total of 228 cases have been linked to the nightclub Heaven Supermarket, located in the leisure area of ​​the Estadio de los Trabajadores, after an infected person went there on Thursday. Of them, 180 were customersfour were staff members and 44 were people with whom clients had subsequently come into contact.

The entire area, along with the adjacent Sanlitun shopping and dining complex, was closed until further notice.

The outbreak prompted the sprawling Chaoyang district to return to remote classes, with the exception of students taking the high school and high school level exams. Sporting events in the city have also been suspended.

Chaoyanghome to more than 3 million people, has ordered three straight days of mass testing, with long queues forming and wait times of two hours or more in some places.

Source: Elcomercio

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