Sabina Saktaganova Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
As Beijing virus cases significantly increase, millions of people are forced to live under new restrictions.
There have been already 137 cases reported in the past week. The outbreak is believed to have originated in a massive food market called Xinfandi, which supplies around 80% of Beijing’s meat and vegetables.
The lockdown measures include restrictions on leaving the city as people in medium risk and high risk areas cannot leave Beijing. At least 27 neighbourhoods have been classed as medium risk and only one area, near the market, has been classed as a high risk one.
Moreover, there have been more than 1,200 flights cancelled to and from the city with railway services being reduced from July 9.
All schools, colleges, swimming pools and gyms are closed and sports teams cannot play. However, roads, companies and factories are still open.