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Airbnb Freezes Beijing Check-Ins Until March to Curb Coronavirus

  • The U.S. company is acting to comply with local regulations
  • The suspension covers only the capital for now, Airbnb says
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Airbnb Inc. is suspending check-ins at all of its Beijing listings until March to comply with local regulations intended to curb the coronavirus outbreak that’s spreading across China.

The San Francisco-based company said in a statement that it will offer refunds to all those affected or that cancel their bookings. This is in adherence to municipal policy, Airbnb said, though the Beijing government’s press office didn’t answer calls from Bloomberg News seeking comment.