The Beijing Major Projects Construction has announced that Beijing has resumed all metro and railway construction projects that had been halted by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Zhou Guanghui, Director of the safety and quality department of the office, said Beijing has planned 21 rail transit projects with an investment of $4.8 billion in fixed assets this year, including 16 metro lines (sections) with a total length of 304 kilometres and five key railway projects with a total length of 132 kilometres.

At the Metro Line 19 construction site in downtown Beijing, Kou Dingtao, an engineering director of the project, said they have carried out nucleic acid tests for 1,500 workers before resuming construction.