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Beijing classifies one area as high-risk for COVID-19

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-22 19:41
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People wait for COVID-19 tests at an emergency testing site in Beijing's Haidian district on Monday. [Photo by WANG HAIXIN/FOR CHINA DAILY]

BEIJING -- Beijing on Saturday classified a residential compound in Fengtai District as high-risk for COVID-19, local health authorities said at a press conference.

The Wanliuyuan community's classification was adjusted from medium-risk to high-risk after it registered a total of eight confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between 14 days ago and noon on Saturday, said Li Ang, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.

The city currently has one high-risk area for COVID-19 and one medium-risk area.

Since Jan 15, Beijing has reported a total of 27 confirmed local COVID-19 cases and seven asymptomatic cases.

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