China: Beijing begins mass COVID testing after spike in cases

Mass testing has begun in Beijing’s largest district, Chaoyang .

China is racing to track a COVID-19 outbreak that may have spread in the capital for a week.

Beijing residents have been rushing to buy essential items amid concerns that a widespread lockdown could be imposed.

It comes amid fears that Beijing could face a similar situation to Shanghai, which has seen some 25 million people shut in their homes for weeks.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu joins us live from Beijing for the latest updates.