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Beijing cancels hundreds of flights, trains as Covid-19 cases spike

Two airports in Beijing have cancelled 1,255 domestic flights, nearly 70 per cent of the scheduled trips, the official media reported

A child has his body temperature taken outside Hankou Railway Station. Photo: Reuters
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Also on Tuesday, 11 new asymptomatic cases, including four from overseas, were reported on the mainland

Press Trust of India Beijing
Beijing moved on a war footing on Wednesday, cancelling hundreds of domestic flights and trains while ramping up the mass testing of 90,000 people to stem the spread of the coronavirus, as the city reported 31 new Covid-19 cases.
Two airports in Beijing have cancelled 1,255 domestic flights, nearly 70 per cent of the scheduled trips, the official media reported. Beijing currently does not operate international flights. The city now has 137 cases.
The national railway operator will allow passengers, who had booked train tickets in and out of Beijing as of Tuesday, to refund tickets without any extra charges.
Starting Wednesday, Beijing

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First Published: Jun 17 2020 | 12:31 PM IST

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