Update: Beijing city lowers COVID-19 emergency response level

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-29 17:51:50|Editor: huaxia

Staff workers receive temperature check as they enter Tencent Beijing headquarters at the ZPark Phase 2 in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, March 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese capital will lower its emergency response to the novel coronavirus epidemic from the top level to the second level starting April 30, a local official announced Wednesday.

The decision was made after the city had seen no new confirmed local or imported COVID-19 cases for 13 consecutive days, said Chen Bei, deputy secretary-general of the Beijing municipal government, at a press conference.

On Jan. 24, Beijing activated the highest level of public health emergency response to contain the outbreak of the epidemic.