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Beijing to relax COVID curbs in some areas from Sunday

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    Published: 2022-05-28 16:31:59 BdST

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past people lining up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Beijing will ease curbs in some low-risk areas of the Chinese capital on Sunday to allow a return to normal life, city officials said on Saturday.

Fangshan and Shunyi districts can shift from work-from-home to normal mode, the officials told a news conference.

Public transportation including busses, taxis and subways will resume service in three districts, and shopping malls will be allowed to be reopened in some areas.

But the city will hold off resumption for businesses including tutoring, internet cafes and karaoke bars, the government said.

Beijing has reported 1,716 COVID infections from April 22 through Saturday afternoon, officials said.