China: Commuter chaos as Beijing regime tightens Covid-19 controls

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Beijing has ramped up pandemic prevention measures as the Chinese capital city battles a new wave of Covid-19 in schools ahead of a twice-a-decade political meeting next month. The Beijing government announced on Monday that employees and students must show a negative Covid-19 test taken within the previous 48 hours to return to work and school on Tuesday after the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. That led to chaos on Tuesday morning when commuters found subway gates would not open because they could not verify their Covid-19 tests. During morning rush hour, subway authorities announced that riders’ information would be checked manually.” (09/13/22)