According to China domestic media reports, many public places in Beijing are temporarily closed, and some trains from Beijing North Railway Station were suspended as well.As of the 20th, the National Centre of the Performing Arts, the Temple of Heaven Park, Phoenix Center, Children’s Discovery Center, China Science and Technology Museum, and many other museums include Beijing Zoo Polar Bear Museum have all adjusted their opening hours, with many venues temporarily closed.
At a press conference in Beijing on the 20th, Pang Xinghuo, the deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that as of that time, the epidemic in Beijing involved 9 elderly people, ages 60 and older and 12 children, ages 12 and younger. There were seven new confirmed cases of the infection on the same day. The Omicron variant is highly contagious and spreads fast, and the risk of severe illness increases rapidly among the elderly. Analysts pointed out that based on the data released by the Beijing CDC, the above-mentioned control measures seem to be overkill.
However, since the outbreak of the “CCP virus” in late 2019, all levels of the Chinese government have consistently concealed the true situation of the epidemic, which has forced the outside world to rely on speculation.In addition, the CCP has consistently adopted a “swept clean” model including brutal population isolation, resulting in a large number of humanitarian tragedies.The Beijing government’s epidemic control measures indicate that the current situation in Beijing is not optimistic.