Beijing further lowers coronavirus response level after no new local cases for 50 days

Beijing has had no confirmed local Covid-19 cases over the past 50 days.
Beijing has had no confirmed local Covid-19 cases over the past 50 days.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Beijing's municipal government said on Friday (June 5) it will lower its Covid-19 emergency response from level II to level III effective from Saturday, state media reported.

The change removes quarantine requirements for people from Hubei province, the virus' original epicentre.

Beijing has had no confirmed local Covid-19 cases over the past 50 days, according to its Municipal Health Commission.