China's Shenzhen limits indoor venue occupancy, asks public to work from home

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs from residents at a residential compound in Nanshan district, following a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 3, 2022. REUTERS/David Kirton/File Photo

BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Shenzhen said it will limit restaurant and other indoor venues to 50% occupancy as part of its COVID prevention measures.

New arrivals to the southern city will be barred from entering venues such as theatres and gyms for the first three days, it also said in a government notice on WeChat.

During an evening briefing, local authorities also required the majority of enterprises, employees and residents to work from home from Monday to Friday.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom and David Kirton in Shenzhen; Writing by Liz Lee; Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Elaine Hardcastle

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.