Jun 14, 2022 08:27 PM

Beijing Closes Dozens of Bars in Sanlitun Amid Covid Resurgence


Authorities in Beijing have opened an investigation into a raucous bar, where poor management has been blamed for a “ferocious” Covid outbreak that has grown to include over 280 local infections since Thursday.

The “strict and fast” investigation of Heaven Supermarket, a bar in the Worker’s Stadium area of Chaoyang district known for cheap liquor and big crowds, will be conducted by a team of investigators covering several municipal authorities, including the health commission and the administration for market regulation, the official Beijing Daily reported Tuesday. Those found to have committed wrongdoing will be severely punished, the report said.

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