The highly contagious Omicron variant has triggered a Covid outbreak in Beijing. As a result, this impacts China’s government and its citizens.
According to Taiwanese media Sanlin TV on May 17, around 60,000 armed police officers have been stationed in Beijing within the past two weeks. The media’s commentators said the move was very unusual. They also said this has been the largest number of armed policemen that ever entered Beijing since 1949.
The video also shows people lined up in long queues on the street. The residents were waiting for the mandatory nucleic acid tests. Everyone put their hands behind their backs. The armed police supervised the whole testing process.
So far, Beijing has shut down more than 100 subway stations.
A few days ago, there was a new positive case on the Fangshan campus of the Beijing Institute of Technology. After that, all 670 teachers and students on the campus were taken away to quarantine.
Up to now, Beijing has 14 high-risk areas and 29 medium-risk areas.
From April 22 to May 19, Beijing has reported nearly 1300 COVID-19 cases. Chaoyang District and Fangshan District are the two hardest-hit areas in this round of COVID-19.