Latest Updates of Coronavirus in Beijing (to be continued)

Latest updates at 10am on Feb 5th:. It’s confirmed that 24363 people have contracted the New Coronavirus (+3892 compared yesterday ), 491 deaths (+66 compared yesterday ), 892 recovered(+260 compared yesterday). There are 253 confirmed cases in Beijing.

Latest updates at 10am on Jan 28th: Beijing will delay reopening the city’s kindergartens, schools and universities. The measures are aimed at preventing the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Separately, the Beijing government said it will not lock down the city.

Latest updates at 10am on Jan 26th: Beijing is suspending bus movements in checking virus today–all passenger transport by road that crosses in and out of Beijing is suspended starting Sunday to control the potential spread of the virus,

Latest updates at 7pm on Jan 25th: Jinshanling Great Wall will be closing Saturday, Jan 26 as a measure to control the potential spread of the virus and will remain closed until further notice.

Latest updates at 4pm on Jan 25th: A range of Lunar New Year festivities have been cancelled to try to contain the virus, and Beijing’s Forbidden City and Shanghai’s Disneyland have also been closed temporarily.

The Ming Tombs and Yinshan Pagoda will also be closed from Saturday, the authority that oversees the sites said, while the Bird’s Nest stadium — the site of the 2008 Olympic Games — was shuttered from Friday till January 30.

The Juyongguan section will close. The Great Wall temple fair was cancelled at the Simatai section.

The Bird’s Nest will be closed until January 30 in order to “prevent and control” the spread of the virus, authorities said. An ice and snow show taking place on the pitch will be closed.

Coronavirus Live Updates

I encountered SARS in April 2003 in Beijing, it was a very difficult time and I know what it was like to experience a new SARS-like virus this year.

The early cases of this new infection were traced to the South China Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan city. So far (1/24 8:46am) there are 26 confirmed cases in Beijing and the risk is deemed to be low in Beijing.

The Confucius Temple and Lama Temple are both closing. Forbidden City will be closing Saturday, Jan 25 as a measure to control the potential spread of the virus and will remain closed until further notice. Prince Gong’s Mansion, another popular tourist spot, also announced they are closing immediately until further notice. Other city attractions that have announced closure include the National Art Museum, National Library, Zhokoudian, the Birds Nest and the Beijing Observatory.

Based on currently available information, the World Health Organization has NOT recommended any restrictions on travel or trade. It’s advisable to re-check the latest travel advice online before you depart.

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