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The Beijing municipal government said Wednesday that people arriving in the Chinese capital will continue to undergo strict COVID-19 screening and prevention measures as previously required.

All those travelling into Beijing must provide negative results of nucleic acid tests taken within 48 hours before arrival and a green health code. The city also requires nucleic acid tests within 72 hours of entry into the city, said Xu Hejian, a spokesperson for the Beijing municipal government. 

Travelers from counties (cities, districts, banners) with new infections within 14 days are under tight restrictions when seeking entry into the capital. Unnecessary trips to Beijing should be avoided if people have traveled to land border counties (cities, districts, banners) over the past 14 days. And those who have traveled to pandemic-hit regions and land border areas within the past 14 days need to report to their local community authorities if they are already in Beijing, Xu said. 

Beijing will also continue its prevention and control measures to prevent mass gatherings, such as large conventions and training sessions.

Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that citizens should increase awareness of epidemic prevention when shopping online and avoid buying from overseas, as recent inbound packages across the country have been tested positive for COVID-19.