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Beijing Braces for Covid Surge With Makeshift Camps in City Center

  • At least 1 district near city’s CBD is building makeshift camp
  • Tents set up in a city park in case needed for Covid control
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Signs of Beijing’s looming battle with Covid are cropping up in the heart of China’s capital. 

On a residential street just south of the central business district, workers are constructing a temporary Covid quarantine facility of prefabricated structures the size of shipping containers. A few kilometers to the north, green tents are popping up in a park that could be used to house epidemic control staff. A conference center has been converted into a makeshift hospital.