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Jun 10, 2022 08:25 PM
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Beijing Reimposes Covid Restrictions as Nightlife Cluster Emerges

Pedestrians walk past closed bars on Thursday in Beijing’s Chaoyang district. Photo: VCG
Pedestrians walk past closed bars on Thursday in Beijing’s Chaoyang district. Photo: VCG

Beijing has reimposed tough Covid measures in its most populous district, including closing entertainment venues, after a growing cluster of infections linked to bars ended a five-day streak of no community spread.

Nearly 30 Covid patients, detected in 12 of the city’s 16 districts between Thursday and Friday afternoon, were found to have links with Heaven Supermarket, a bar near the Worker’s Stadium in Chaoyang district, authorities said at a press conference Friday. Of them, 26 had visited the bar early this week, authorities said.

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