Beijing Universal Studios Closed Down Over COVID-19 Surge Fears

Officials of the Universal Beijing Resort, one of the major tourist attractions in the city, said they have received a notice from Chinese authorities to close the establishment as part of the country’s “pandemic prevention and control measures and support the epidemiological investigation of COVID-19.”

On its official website, the Universal Beijing Resort announced its closure, including Universal Studios Beijing, The Universal Studios Grand Hotel, NUO Hotel, and Universal CityWalk Beijing beginning May 1.

“We have immediately activated COVID-19 emergency response measures under the CDC’s guidance to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff members… Guests who are affected can refund their tickets or reschedule their visit,” the announcement added.

On Monday, officials announced 50 new cases, less than the 59 cases reported on Sunday. 

On Sunday, health officials said they had successfully sequenced dozens of cases and established clear chains of transmission, which they hope to help avoid a lockdown similar to Shanghai last month.

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