Xu called on locals to reduce movement to cut off the transmission chain of the virus, assuring that the city’s routine operation and the supply of daily necessities will not be affected.
Thirty-two cases were detected among people under closed-off management and four were found in mass screening in communities, Pang said, adding that among the new infections, 32 are moderate or mild cases and four are asymptomatic carriers.
Currently, it has 17 high-risk areas and 37 medium-risk areas for Covid-19.
Beijing has reported 928 locally transmitted infections since April 22.
The 12 districts comprise all the urban and major suburban districts, namely, Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai, Shijingshan, Fangshan, Tongzhou, Shunyi, Changping, Daxing and Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, Xinhua news agency quoted Xu Hejian, a spokesperson for the Beijing municipal government, as saying at a press briefing.
Beijing reported 36 new locally transmitted Covid-19 infections between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 3 p.m. Thursday, Pang Xinghuo, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control centre, told reporters.