Medical staff were dispatched from other parts of the country to help treat COVID-19 patients in Beijing as the city launched more travel restrictions. Beijing stopped all intercity bus services on June 19, while bus service within the city only sold 90 percent of seats in order to allow social distancing. Subways would be filled to only 80 percent capacity. Chinese state-run media also reported that about 45 percent of flights at the city’s two international airports were cancelled during the past few days. All train stations also refunded passengers who bought tickets before June 16 and will not be making new trips. ” Since mid-June, new virus cases have appeared in ten of 16 districts in Beijing. A total of four areas have been designated as “high risk” and 37 regions as “medium risk.” On June 21 afternoon, the Beijing city government upgraded two areas of the city from “medium risk” to “high risk” of virus spread. Meanwhile, four areas of the city were upgraded from “low risk” to “medium risk. According to authorities, the total diagnosed patients in Beijing in the past 10 days has reached 227 people, with the youngest being only 19-month-old.

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