Chinese authorities have announced the end of the lockdown imposed a month ago in the city of Xian, home to nearly thirteen million people, after the number of coronavirus infections in the city fell.
The Xian Mayor’s Office has said the area was classified as low-risk a month after the lockdown began, adding that the population can leave the city with the appropriate health regulations, with no certification required.
Likewise, people living in low-risk areas can return to the city if they present a negative antigen test taken 48 hours earlier, the above code and a summary of their travel itinerary, according to Chinese newspaper Global Times.
In turn, people arriving from high-risk areas must quarantine and bear the cost of accommodation while transportation services in Xian, capital of Shaanxi province, resume normally.
Authorities have also stressed that supermarkets and shops can open their doors and restaurants can resume operations as long as there is a capacity limit and social distancing between guests is maintained.
Over the course of Sunday, authorities in the capital Beijing conducted coronavirus tests in Fengtai district involving two million people as cases surged after an outbreak detected in that district.
Around a thousand sample collection points have been set up and more than 13,000 health workers have been deployed in the area, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. Beijing confirmed a total of nine cases the previous day.