China : several districts of Beijing confined after new cases of coronavirus - The Point

The concern up a notch in Beijing. After the onset of a new outbreak of coronavirus in a market, the authorities have decided to contain eleven residential dist

China : several districts of Beijing confined after new cases of coronavirus - The Point

The concern up a notch in Beijing. After the onset of a new outbreak of coronavirus in a market, the authorities have decided to contain eleven residential districts which were close to the place. In total, seven cases of contamination were detected, of which six only for the day on Saturday. Nine schools and kindergartens in the area have also been closed.

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The inhabitants of eleven districts in the district of Fengtai, have been ordered to stay home while the case would be for the most part tied to a local market for meat, officials said during a press briefing. A first case of Covid-19 at Beijing in two months was announced Thursday, a person who had gone to market, Xinfadi last week and had not left the city recently.

the Resurgence of the epidemic ?

These new cases have prompted fears of a resurgence of the epidemic in China, which had appeared in the last year the disease Covid-19, that the authorities had managed to control by strict quarantine measures. These measures have been lifted as the number of cases of contamination decreased, and the majority of cases recorded in recent months were from people living abroad and tested positive upon their return to China.

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Among the seven new cases include three employees of the market Xinfadi, a person who is made, and three employees of a research centre on meat is located seven kilometers from the market. One of them had gone to the market last week. The market has been closed down by the authorities, and a seafood market which was made one of the infected persons, for disinfection operations and the collection of samples to be carried out.

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The chairman of the meat market Xinfadi told the Beijing News that the virus had been detected on boards used to cut up the salmon imported. Hundreds of police officers were seen near the two markets. Officials in the district of Fengtai announced on Saturday put in place a "mechanism of war" to confront this new wave of contaminations.

Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 03:33

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