Residents of the Jianguomenwai and Guanghua Lu areas will be required to keep their windows shut August 22-23, and three major streets in eastern Beijing will be shut for most of those two days, orders to area residents obtained by the Beijinger show.

This latest announcement of closures is in addition to restrictions announced for Sanlitun, far from the route for the September 3 military parade, for which there will be a full-scale rehearsal during this coming weekend.

All street-facing Jianguo Lu, Xi Dawang Lu, and Guanghua Lu businesses have been ordered to close from the early afternoon of August 22 until the same time on August 23, and only on-duty parade-related personnel are permitted in the area, the order said. All street-facing windows must be closed and are forbidden to be opened, the order said. 

Along with these and the Sanlitun closures, the Forbidden City will stop receiving visitors from Saturday, August 22, through Thursday, September 3. Wangfujing will also be closed August 22-23, due to the parade rehearsal.

In other words, don't expect to go anywhere or do anything in Beijing this weekend. Better yet, go here, here, or here (Busan, not Mauritius) Friday night and stay there until Sunday night. 

See our exhaustive and exhausting list of closures, restrictions, and other buzzkills here.

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