Live Blog--Beijing

Beijing to randomly verify arrivals' nucleic acid test certificate: Official

Beijing will step up efforts to crack down illegal acts of providing false nucleic acid test certificates and improve information sharing with other provinces and cities, local authorities said Saturday.

Beijing will check at random and verify the nucleic acid test certificates for the arrivals, Zhou Weiming, an official with Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, told a press briefing on epidemic prevention and control.

Beijing said on Friday that arrivals at the Chinese capital city who need to stay at hotels should hold a health certificate verifying a negative local nucleic acid test result within seven days, as well as a health code to prove they are free of coronavirus.