Beijing reports 7 new local COVID-19 infections

BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported seven new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections during the first 15 hours of Friday, said local authorities.

Residents line up for nucleic acid test in Shijingshan District, Beijing, capital of China, May 7, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

All the new infections were reported among those quarantined for observation, said Liu Xiaofeng, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center, at a press conference on Friday afternoon.