Beijing and Shanghai Tighten Covid Rules
Beijing and Shanghai city tightened measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. Beijing will require a negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours to enter public places such as shopping malls and government buildings, or before taking buses and subways starting from November 24, compared to the previous requirement of 72 hours, according to the municipal government’s briefing. Epidemic control work is at the most critical and urgent moment, the briefing said, after 634 new local cases were reported for the 15 hours to 3 pm on Tuesday. While Shanghai said people who had been in Shanghai for less than five days will not be allowed to enter public places such as restaurants, bars, supermarkets and indoor gyms from Thursday, according to a statement published by the municipal government.