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Beijing Rolls Out China’s First Ever Covid Vaccine Mandate

  • City to limit entry to raft public venues based on vaccination
  • Authorities want to boost vaccination rate among the elderly
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WATCH: China has deployed the country’s first vaccine mandate in Beijing. Charlie Zhu reports on Bloomberg Television.Source: Bloomberg

Beijing residents wanting to enter a raft of public places will need to show proof of vaccination from Monday, the first time China has deployed a vaccine mandate, as the city rushes to quash a new outbreak caused by a more infectious subvariant.

The city will require live performances, entertainment venues such as movie theaters, museums and gyms, as well as training and tutoring locations, to restrict entry to people who are vaccinated, Li Ang, deputy director at the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, told reporters at a briefing Wednesday.