for the First time in many weeks, Beijing has witnessed a major outbreak of the Coronavirus. On the big market of the Chinese capital were discovered at the beginning 500 of the Tests 45 infections. The Xinfadi market in the district of Fengtai, which supplies about 90 percent of the vegetables and fruits of the 20-million-metropolis, it was closed. In the context of eleven residential have been sealed off the quarter and nine kindergartens and primary schools closed. About 10,000 dealers and employees of the market to be tested.
The affected district is in an emergency mode, such as in times of war, said a local official in front of journalists. The transport was set up and roads in the area had been blocked by the police. Also a nearby bus station have suspended operations until Further notice, in addition, sports have been events cancelled, reported state media.
investigators have traced the Virus to a hack Board back on the imported salmon was processed, as the head of the wholesale market, the Beijing newspaper "Beijing Qingnianbao" reported. The salmon was, again, another market for seafood. Many supermarkets in Beijing, she was subsequently imported salmon from their shelves. Whether the fish came from Norway, where a lot of salmon to China will be imported, was initially unclear. Mark Schiefelbein/AP/dpa
The Xinfadi market, the largest in Beijing and has an area of 112 hectares - the equivalent of about 150 football fields. He is to be disinfected "comprehensive". A large contingent of security forces marched in to secure the area. Other markets in Beijing were forced to close their doors for investigations. The newspaper "Global Times" quoted experts who believe that the supply of the capital with foodstuffs affected is likely to be.
From Thursday to Friday, seven a new clip-on were already with Sars-Cov-2 in Beijing, the first local infections in the capital has been reported for one and a half months. All of them had, according to "China Daily" a connection to the Xinfadi market, the investigation concentrated then. The in the first Tests, initially discovered 45 Infected, according to local media initially has no symptoms.
The new cases have sparked fears of a second wave of the Virus in China, which has had the outbreak has so far been largely in the grip. So were tightened in Beijing immediately all safety precautions. Recently, China had reported only isolated cases of infections were mostly imported from abroad. China's capital had already been since the beginning of the pandemic in the city of Wuhan in Central China half a year ago, particularly protected and stronger than other cities from the Rest of the country closed. The sharp security arrangements were only been a few weeks ago, eased.
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