Long queues as Beijing begins new round of COVID tests

STORY: The first of three new rounds of daily testing was held in its biggest district, Chaoyang, home to embassies and large offices. Residents in other areas where cases had been reported were also required to take tests on the weekend.

The city of 22 million has shut more than 60 subway stations, about 15% of the network, banning restaurant dining-in services in multiple districts.

The city reported 45 new symptomatic COVID-19 cases for May 6, down from 55 cases a day earlier. It recorded 8 asymptomatic cases, which China counts separately, versus 17 a day earlier.

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