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Beijing city raises COVID-19 emergency response level to II from III

Woman holds a thermometer at an entrance to a hutong, in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing’s city government on Tuesday raised its COVID-19 emergency response level to II from III, according to state media.

The Chinese capital has been battling with a fresh outbreak of the new coronavirus, with more than a 100 new cases confirmed in recent days.

(Reporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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