Residents will need to show a PRC test taken within 72 hours to enter public spaces and take public transport, as part of steps to normalise COVID-19 testing, the newspaper reported.
Beijing reported 16 new local symptomatic cases, up from five a day earlier, and three new local asymptomatic cases, up from one, according to the local government.
Shanghai reported six new local symptomatic cases, up from five, and 16 new local asymptomatic cases vs nine the previous day, local government data showed.
Mainland China recorded 162 daily coronavirus cases, of which 56 were symptomatic and 106 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said. That compares with 171 new cases a day earlier — 46 symptomatic and 125 asymptomatic, which China counts separately.
There were no new deaths, leaving the nation's death toll at 5,226. As of Saturday, mainland China had confirmed 224,310 cases with symptoms.