A deliveryman prepares customers' pre-ordered meals for delivery in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2022. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)
BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will maintain strict and tight COVID-19 control measures as hidden community-level transmission has been discovered through recent screenings, a municipal official said at a press briefing Friday.
Dine-in services at restaurants will remain unavailable, and schools will continue suspending in-person classes, said Xu Hejian, a spokesperson for the Beijing municipal government.
The national capital reported 54 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, said Liu Xiaofeng, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center.
Fifty-two cases were detected among people under closed-off management, and two were found through mass screening in communities, said Liu. ■