Starting today, Beijing will lower its Coronavirus emergency level to III, from II.
A surefire sign that things are getting under control as the Chinese government decides to lower Beijing’s emergency level, following a period of resurged cases in Xinfadi, the city’s largest wholesale food market which sparked fears of a second wave after hundreds of people became infected with the virus. This prompted the government to put the emergency level at II on June 16th.
With the lowered emergency level, Beijing will re-open parks, tourism sites, gyms and museums as well as restaurants. However, capacity will be capped at 50% for most venues. All underground spaces with no or poor ventilation systems will be banned from operating as of now for now.
Liu Bei, vice secretary of the Beijing Municipal government also hinted towards re-opening movie theatres and sports stadiums soon if the situation remains as is.