As part of Beijing’s response to tackling the latest COVID-19 outbreak in the city, a number of subway stations are closed until further notice, as posted on the Beijing Subway WeChat Official Account.
The stations closed are as follows:
Line 1 (Batong Line)
Gaobeidian, Chuanmei Daxue (Communications University of China), Shuangqiao, Guanzhuang, Baliqiao, Sihui Dong, Sihui, Dawang Lu, Guomao, Yong’an Li, Huanqiu Dujiaqu (Universal Resort)
Heping Xiqiao, Huixin Xi Jie Beikou, Datun Lu Dong
Caofang, Qingnian Lu, Jintai Lu, Baishiqiao Nan, Huayuanqiao, Beiyunhe Dong, Beiyunhe Xi
Heizhuang Hu, Langxinzhuang, Huangchang, Jiaohuachang, Shuanghe, Fatou, Huanlegu Jingqu (Happy Valley), Nanlou Zizhuang, Huagong, Baiziwan, Dajiaoting, Jiulongshan, Shuangjing, Guangqumenwai, Huanqiu Dujiaqu (Universal Resort)
Chengshousi, Fenzhongsi, Shilihe, Panjiayuan, Jinsong, Shuangjing, Guomao, Jintaixizhao, Chedaogou
Jintai Lu, Dawang Lu, Jiulongshan, Pingleyuan, Beigong Daximen, Shilihe
Datun Lu Dong
Shilihe, Zhoujiazhuang, Shibalidian
Dashihe Dong, Xingcheng, Yancun, Zicaowu, Yancun Dong
With the exception of Universal Resort, passengers can change lines as normal from within interchange stations, but cannot exit or enter said stations.
Since April 22, Beijing has recorded over 500 locally transmitted cases of the virus; the number surpasses the capital’s previous worst outbreak in early 2020 which originated in the Xinfadi Wholesale Market, Fengtai district.
However, some good news emerged from the 325th Press Conference; between 3pm on May 4 and 3pm on May 5, Beijing saw a total of 39 new locally transmitted cases, 38 of which were already under COVID control measures such as centralized or home quarantine – a suggestion that community transmission in the city is beginning to slow.
In addition to Subway closures, other measures are set to continue.
In Chaoyang district, which has been worst hit by the latest outbreak, residents have undergone daily mass testing from May 3 until May 5 (day of publication). Remember to check with your residential community or employer if you are unsure about where and when to get tested.
Those living and working in Chaoyang district should, in so far as possible, work from home.
In-house dining remains temporarily suspended across the city. However, delivery is operating as normal.
Targeted restrictions in certain residential communities remain in place.
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