Coronavirus: Beijing’s backwards and forwards lockdown


An improve within the variety of circumstances of Covid-19 has led to contemporary restrictions in some components of the UK. But how do different international locations cope?

Much of China has returned to a extra regular tempo of life after authorities started stress-free coronavirus lockdowns in late spring.

But as many cities have discovered, loosened containment measures may be short-lived. In June, Beijing skilled a sudden surge of circumstances linked to a wholesale market, main authorities to right away quarantine shut contacts, lockdown close by areas, and mass take a look at residents.

The upside is that with shock outbreaks like this cropping up throughout the nation, officers have fine-tuned their emergency response.

But the draw back is that till there’s a vaccine extensively administered, there shall be a continued threat of repeat lockdowns.

The BBC’s China Correspondent Stephen McDonell explores the brand new ‘normal’ in Beijing, which has gone out and in of lockdown.