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Beijing grinds to a near halt as China’s capital city battles Covid with more lockdowns

2022-11-26 10:08:08       source:CNBC

November 25, 2022

BEIJING — China’s capital city is grinding to a near standstill as Covid controls spread.

More and more apartment compounds in Beijing on Friday forbade residents from leaving for at least a few days. That’s on top of a growing number of bans on business activity, which have forced gyms to close and restaurants to halt in-store dining.

“This morning most of our 30+ staff reported their communities went into a 7-day lockdown,” James Zimmerman, partner in the Beijing office of Perkins Coie, said on Twitter Friday. He said a day earlier, the firm had to tell all its employees to work from home.

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