Beijing Cancels Flights, Suspends Reopenings After New COVID-19 Outbreak

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/beijing-china-coronavirus-outbreak_ca_5eea2bbcc5b6ac8384ad7d99

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BEIJING — China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and cancelled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. It was a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over COVID-19 in March and a message to the rest of the world about how tenacious the virus really is. New infections spiked in India, Iran and U.S. states including Florida, Texas and Arizona as authorities struggled to balance restarting economic activity without accelerating the pandemic.