Beijing reports 36 new COVID-19 cases in second wave
Coronavirus has hit China once again as 36 new cases were registered in Beijing. Those new cases were transmitted locally.
Not only this but also 36 cases reported on Saturday by the capital city. Such cases were conveyed locally. No new case had been reported in more than 50 days before.
Vice Prime Minister Sun Chunlan of the country warned that there is a high risk of further spread and called on officials to implement “decisive measures.”
The news agency reported 79 cases are linked to the Xinfadi market, the largest wholesale market in Beijing. Whereas in 3 other provinces, Liaoning, Hebei, and Sichuan, confirmed or suspected cases were registered.
China’s National Health Commission said Thursday there were no new cases reported in Beijing, but on Friday 6 new cases were reported, the first in about 2 months.
The market was placed under lockdown and limits in 11 neighbourhoods were enforced.
The international news agency announced that officials ordered schools and nurseries to shut down, and postponed the reopening of primary schools.
Around 10,000 market personnel will be screened for the virus.
According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) chief epidemiologist, the virus strain found in Beijing is not identical to the virus spreading throughout China. It indicated the virus may have been brought in from somewhere else.