The Chinese capital of Beijing has banned high-risk people – such as close contacts of confirmed cases – from leaving the city.
It comes as a new cluster of cases has emerged - all linked to the city's largest wholesale market. The first market-linked case was recorded on Thursday and cases have been rising since then. Beijing had not seen any new cases for more than 50 days before this.
All outbound taxi and car-hailing services, as well as some long-distance bus routes have also been suspended.
And other parts of the country are also on high alert. Shanghai has now started to require arriving travellers from medium-to high-risk Covid-19 areas in China to be quarantined for 14 days.
– Source: News websites