Parents and children take an autofoto in the Beijing Aquarium, the largest of its size in the capital on Friday as the facility was opened to the public for the first time since it was closed for 133 days due to the pandemic novel coronavirus. ZOU HONG / China Daily

Beijing will drop its emergency response public health from the second to the third level from Saturday, with the adjustments expected in the activity restrictions and the nearby province of Tianjin and Hebei also expected make changes.

on the third level, residential areas continue with code inspections and registration information, but controls body temperature is not necessary.

people returning to Beijing from Hubei did not get a 14-day quarantine needs. A second test nucleic acid can be removed for returnees from Wuhan, if the first test is negative, Chen Bei, deputy secretary general of the Beijing municipal government, said at a press conference on Friday.

The public spaces such as libraries, museums, parks and tourist attractions are opening with limited visitors to 50 percent of normal. tour groups are allowed to travel to Beijing them slowly, except for those in high-risk areas in the nation and other countries, Chen said.

"Under the measures high standard prevention and control, the epidemic has been rebound without abnormal since the city reduced emergency response from the top level to the second level in late April" Chen said.

Beijing districts had reported no new local production COVID-19 cases for over 90 consecutive days from Thursday, more than three incubation periods of the virus, Chen said. "Frequent activities and high density, such as the resumption of schools, holidays and the two sessions did not cause new infected cases and an epidemic rebound."

Since early May, the number of new cases imported into the Chinese mainland has been greatly reduced, most days in the single digits, Chen said.

"However, measures to reduce risk of infection cases and efforts to avoid a rebound in local imported cases will not be relieved," Chen said, adding that require nucleic acid testing and medical observation for passengers overseas and people in the areas of medium and high domestic risk.

Similar measures have been adopted by Tianjin and Hebei in reducing the response from the second to the third level.

Only Hubei Province is maintaining its emergency response public health at the second level, while others have reduced third or fourth level, the Beijing News reported.

The Chinese mainland confirmed five cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all imported, wit h four Shanghai and one in Sichuan Province, according to the" target="_BLANK">" target="_BLANK">" target="_BLANK">" target="_BLANK">National Health Commission.

Some places are strengthening their screening measures. Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province, for example, has improved its efforts to detect infections by expanding testing to more than 690,000 people from Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Yang Cheng Zhou Huiying in Tianjin and Harbin contributed to this story.

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