Beijing epidemic response level increased to level 2 and a large number of flights were cancelled

Beijing authorities adjusted the city’s public health emergency response level to level two and canceled a large number of flights in and out of Beijing. At the time of this initiative, Beijing was trying to curb the clustered infections associated with the wholesale markets for meat and agricultural products .

The Ministry of Transport said through its social media account that 46.1% of flights to and from Beijing have been cancelled. Under the new high alert level, residential communities will face stricter control and stricter health checks on public transportation. Those entering Beijing will be subject to stricter control, and those who have been to the wholesale market related to the new epidemic will not be allowed to leave Beijing.