COVID-19: Beijing's 36 new cases all linked to Xinfadi market

Source:CGTN 14-06-20 01:07 Updated BJT
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Beijing registered 36 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all linked to the Xinfadi wholesale market, a local official said on Sunday.

The city will conduct nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 on all the staff working in the market and nearby residents, the official told a press briefing.

Xinfadi, the largest wholesale market for fruit, vegetable and meat supplies in Beijing, was closed temporarily on Saturday for disinfection after personnel working there and some surfaces tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Beijing on Saturday reported a total of 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one new asymptomatic patient, health authorities announced on Sunday.

The total number of confirmed locally transmitted cases in the Chinese capital now stands at 463 as of Saturday, said the municipal health commission.

The city recorded nine COVID-19 deaths on the same day. A total of 43 patients are now under medical observation. 

In addition to suspending operations at the major wholesale market, officials have tightened virus control measures to contain the spread.

Beijing's Chaoyang District launches thorough food safety inspection

Beijing's Chaoyang District also began thorough food safety inspections at 41 reopened farm produce markets on Saturday.

District officials said pork, beef and seafood are the key products for inspection. They will also examine other businesses in the region, including supermarkets and restaurants, to strictly maintain product quality and safeguard food safety.

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng
14-06-20 01:07 BJT
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