BEIJING lowers COVID-19 response Level.

Today 20th July, Beijing’s public health emergency response level was adjusted from level two to level three. This decision was announced on 19th July by Chen Bei, deputy secretary-general of the Beijing Municipal Government.

Photo credit Xinhua: A press conference is held by the Information Office of Beijing Municipality in Beijing, capital of China, July 19, 2020. Beijing will lower its emergency response to COVID-19 from level II to III starting Monday.

Fengtai Flower Township remains the only medium-risk township in Beijing. People in Beijing now have a low risk of infection as the spreading of the virus in residential communities has been contained and the city also has a rather low risk of exporting cases to other regions. This satisfies the conditions of a low-risk city hence adjusting the response level to level three.

Based on a comprehensive judgment, Chen Bei said that Beijing will gradually limit the flow of exhibitions, sports events, performances and cinemas. Parks, tourism sites, gyms, libraries and museums are capped at 50% capacity. After lowering the coronavirus response, search volumes for air tickets entering and leaving Beijing most notably; Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Sanya and Beijing-Chengdu increased accordingly.

Underground spaces with poor ventilation are still banned from being used for business. The city continues to strictly monitor wholesale markets, restaurants, construction sites and factories for coronavirus.