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Several public venues in Beijing closed amid COVID-19 surge

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By Global Times Published: Apr 26, 2022 10:57 AM Updated: Apr 26, 2022 10:54 AM

Several public venues, including the National Center for the Performance Arts (NCPA) in Beijing closed after the capital saw a COVID-19 flare-up in recent days.

The NCPA, located in the citys Xicheng district, said on its WeChat account that it will be closed from Tuesday to Saturday. Several other public places in Chaoyang district, where most of the cases were detected, also announced to close temporarily.

Chaoyang gymnasium, the Chaoyang district library announced they will be closed from Tuesday, the re-opening dates remain to be decided.

Beijings Happy Valley, an entertainment theme park located in Chaoyang district, announced it will close one hour and a half earlier than before since Tuesday.

The Global Times also learned from several gyms in Chaoyang district that they will remain open but have just cancelled group classes.

Beijing People's Art Theatre in Dongcheng district said it cancelled all the performance scheduled between Tuesday and Saturday. The Yonghegong Lama Temple in Dongcheng also announced it will close from Wednesday, reopening date remains to be decided.

Beijing reported 32 new cases for Monday, along with one silent carrier. This has brought Beijings total tally to 103 since Friday.

The city's most populous district of Chaoyang began testing residents and those who work there on Monday. Officials announced late on Monday that the citys mass COVID-19 testing campaign will be expanded to another 10 districts and one economic development area, covering nearly 90 percent of its population, from Tuesday to Saturday.

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