Millions in Beijing urged to work from home to Fight Covid.
Written by News Room on May 7, 2022
The streets of Beijing’s business district were deserted since Thursday as the government called for people to return to work remotely, with scores of subway stations shut after a national holiday muted by coronavirus curbs.
Chinese authorities have stuck to their zero-Covid policy of lockdowns and mass testing as they battle the biggest outbreak since the early days of the pandemic, with entire neighbourhoods in the capital sealed over handfuls of infections.
According to reports, Beijing reported 50 local cases on Thursday, a day after it said people in Chaoyang, its most populous district, should work from home.
Those among the district’s 3.5 million residents who needed to visit their offices were encouraged to drive themselves and avoid gatherings.