Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

China locks down 400,000 individuals around 18 coronavirus cases

People walk underneath an advertising screen of a mall at the Central Business District following a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease People walk underneath an advertising screen of a mall at the Central Business District following a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease
Deanna Wagner | 30 June, 2020, 16:46

These were the details of the news China reports 12 new Covid-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier for this day.

Officials announced on Sunday that Anxin would be "fully enclosed and controlled". Furthermore cases have emerged in neighbouring Hebei province in recent weeks.

Beijing reported its first case from the outbreak at Xinfadi market on June 11 and 311 people in the city of over 20 million have tested positive for the virus since then. The Agency Xinhua reports that companies from Anisina provided a market for freshwater fish.

The National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement that five of the new Covid-19 cases were so-called imported infections involving travellers from overseas, compared with three such cases reported a day earlier.

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It also claimed the local outbreak was not caused by the same virus strains from Wuhan City, the once epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in China, nor the one spread in Beijing's domestic cases before April. How the virus came roaring back in the city after 55 days without any cases is still a mystery.

The capital has mass-tested wholesale market workers, restaurant workers, residents of medium and high-risk neighbourhoods and delivery couriers over the past week. Testing has now expanded to include all employees of the city's beauty parlours and hair salons, the Global Times said. "We are also rolling out large scale screening to key regions and key populations (of the city) and improve our capability of testing", said Zhang, adding that Beijing was also receiving medical support from other provinces.

People in Beijing are now being urged to stay put and avoid leaving the city at all costs as schools have been closed down again and residential compounds locked.

But Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiology expert at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters last week the new outbreak had been "brought under control", and officials lifted a weeks-long lockdown imposed on seven Beijing communities on Friday.