Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new COVID-19 outbreak

Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new COVID-19 outbreak

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-06-18 05:21

BEIJING: Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights on Wednesday (Jun 17) and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and warned infections may rise.

The city reported 31 new cases while officials urged residents not to leave Beijing, with fears growing about a second wave of infections in China, which had largely brought the contagion under control since its emergence in Wuhan late last year.

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