China on COVID-19 alert again after fresh outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing



China’s two major cities – Shanghai and Beijing – are on a fresh COVID-19 alert, just days after they eased up on their containment measures. Parts of Shanghai have been forced back under lockdown amid a jump in infections.

Authorities have called for another round of mass testing in seven districts this weekend. Meanwhile, Beijing is facing a new COVID-19 scare. The Chinese capital has closed entertainment venues in its largest district after some were linked to new clusters.