• Bloomberg


China’s capital is deploying an increasingly hardcore playbook to contain its nascent COVID-19 outbreak, from repeat testing of most residents to barring access to public places without a negative result, as it seeks to avoid the chaos seen in Shanghai.

Beijing halted dining-in at restaurants for the duration of the May Day holiday, which runs through Wednesday, made entry into places such as parks and monuments dependent on a negative COVID-19 test and shuttered gyms.

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