Starting on Monday, those who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccine will be restricted from entering some public venues in Beijing, city officials said on Wednesday.
"Except for those who are not suitable for vaccination, only visitors who have received COVID-19 vaccines will be allowed to enter many public sites,
including educational institutions, libraries, museums, movie theaters, art galleries, cultural centers, stadiums, fitness centers, entertainment venues and internet cafes," Li Ang, deputy head of the Beijing Health Commission, said at a news conference.
包括线下培训机构、图书馆、博物馆、电影院、美术馆、文化馆、体育场馆、健身场所、演出娱乐场所、网吧等 。”北京市卫生健康委员会副主任李昂在新闻发布会上如是说 。
"Other places requiring visitor restrictions and reservations will give priority to those who have been vaccinated."
"We also encourage seniors who often visit seniors' universities, activity centers and fitness and entertainment venues to get the COVID-19 vaccine as early as possible," he said.
"Under the current situation of epidemic prevention and control, vaccination is still an effective way to prevent being infected and prevent conditions from further worsening."
According to Li, as of Wednesday noon, the city has given over 62 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to over 23.4 million people, including around 3.61 million people aged above 60.
The city had about 4.3 million people aged 60 or above by late 2020.
Beijing has also adjusted the epidemic prevention and control measures for those entering from outside the city.
According to the previous policy, those who returned from regions with one or more domestic COVID-19 cases reported within 14 days would be forbidden from entering Beijing, while the new policy adjusted it to seven days.
As long as no local infections were reported in a county-level area, people in that area will no longer be restricted from entering Beijing if other counties in the same prefecture-level region have infections.
Restrictions for entering Beijing on people who have been to land border ports are also lifted.