Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

China: 4 lakh people under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

China puts half a million in lockdown Beijing fights virus China records more COVID-19 cases as another phase of outbreak continues
Deanna Wagner | 01 July, 2020, 10:50

Only essential workers are free to leave their homes, while one member of a household is allowed to go out once a day to shop for necessities, the BBC reported.

A rare thunderstorm with icy hails struck Beijing as the local weather authority issued a yellow warning for the adverse weather on June 25. Chinese media say there have been 18 cases in the county since the beginning of the recent surge in Beijing two weeks ago.

Officers declared in a assertion Sunday that "all villages, communities and structures will be totally closed" in Anxin.

Beijing began massive nucleic acid tests on more than 100,000 students, faculty and staff from almost 100 universities as part of the city's effort to curb the latest outbreak of the coronavirus which has so far led to 311 local cases.

The NHC said in a statement that five of the new COVID-19 cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, compared with three such cases reported a day earlier.

China's death toll from the coronavirus remained at 4,634.

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While this is a small number compared to thousands of daily cases in India and the USA, the Chinese authorities said they reacted as quickly as possible to contain the virus spread. "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.

The country has "flattened the curve".

What has come to be known as the second phase of COVID-19 in China has been reported to have begun in a food market in Beijing, China, with an estimated third of the positive cases being linked to a beef and mutton market.

The coronavirus pandemic first emerged in China's Wuhan city late past year. "Chinese at the moment are still prone of the Covid-19 an infection, for the reason that (of) a lack of immunity", Zhong claimed. In New York, city crematories were at one point working overtime, burning bodies into the night as officials scouted for temporary internment sites.

In Beijing, 14 new confirmed cases were reported, down from 17 a day earlier.