Beijing authorities reported 94 new infected cases on May 22. The figure marks an increase in the daily new infected cases.
From May 22 to May 28, the city’s authorities will impose upgraded epidemic-control measures on five administrative districts. Every citizen must work from home. As for the other 11 districts, the number of citizens allowed to go out must be limited. Universities’ campuses will also be sealed off.
Responding to the new regulations, some netizens said the government had closed the five major districts in disguise of calling them key control areas. The Communist regime also divides the other 11 districts into large and small lock-down areas. It means that Beijing’s complete closure is only one step away.
Many Chinese residents have confirmed the city closure on the internet.
A locked-down map of Beijing was shared on May 21. Blue metal fences have been seen set up in some residential areas within the 5 key districts.
Besides the lockdown, many residents are saying they’re being forced to quarantine camps.
On May 20, Chaoyang district authorities announced that the Nanxinyuan community must be closed for 7 days, starting from May 21. The restriction came after local officials found COVID-positive cases in the area.
However, a screenshot from a group chat of Nanxinyuan Building’s residents shows messages urging them to get ready for the transfer to the isolation centers. On May 21, a resident said about 200 buses were waiting outside the community area to take the residents to the isolation camps. On the same day, mainland media reported that over 4,300 residents in this neighborhood had been taken away for quarantine.
Beijing’s flare-up has been dragging on for a month. Beijing still fails to achieve the so-called ‘ social zero ‘ goal despite tightening control measures, including conducting repeated nucleic acid tests and closed management.