Beijing goes into 'wartime mode' and locks down after a spike in coronavirus cases emerge at a wholesale market
- A district in Beijing discovered a cluster of novel
coronaviruscases tied to a major wholesale market this week and said it was going into "wartime emergency mode."
- Out of 517 people tested at the Xinfadi wholesale market in the southwest district of Fengtai, 45 tested positive but were not showing symptoms, according to Beijing's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The spike in infections has prompted the capital to immediately ban inter-province tourism, shut schools, and suspend sports events.
- Chinese authorities are on high alert to new clusters of the virus emerging at markets after a seafood market in Wuhan became the suspected epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak.
A district in Beijing said it was in "wartime emergency mode" after a cluster of novel coronavirus cases emerged at a major wholesale market.The discovery came after a man who had visited the Xinfadi market in the southwest district of Fengtai on June 3, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, according to Beijing's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
View all Offers
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Gray Sierra, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) I Extra upto Rs.1000 off on Exchange₹ 29999Buy On
- 19% OFF
Redmi Note 10 (Aqua Green, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) -Amoled Dot Display | 48MP Sony Sensor IMX582 | Snapdragon 678 Processor₹ 12999₹ 15999Buy On
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Blue Haze, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) I Extra upto Rs.1000 off on Exchange₹ 29999Buy On
- 18% OFF
Redmi 9A (Nature Green, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) | 2GHz Octa-core Helio G25 Processor | 5000 mAh Battery₹ 6999₹ 8499Buy On
- 18% OFF
Redmi 9 (Carbon Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | 2.3GHz Mediatek Helio G35 Octa core Processor₹ 8999₹ 10999Buy On
Of 517 people tested at the district's Xinfadi wholesale market, 45 tested positive but were not exhibiting any symptoms, according to Reuters. Another person who visited a market in the northwestern Haidian district also tested positive for
The spike in infections also forced capital officials to ban inter-province tourism, shut some schools, and suspend sports events.Xu Hejian, a spokesman for the Beijing municipal government, said at the press briefing on Saturday: "We would like to warn everyone not to drop their guard even for a second in epidemic prevention control: we must be prepared for a prolonged fight with the virus." "We have to stay alert to the risks of imported cases and to the fact that epidemic control in our city is complicated and serious, and will be here for a long time," he added.
The first coronavirus case was reported at a seafood market in Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei province in December 2019. It has since infected more than 7.6 million people worldwide and caused more than 425,000 global deaths, according to John Hopkins University.
- Fino Payments Bank files papers for ₹1,300 crore IPO
- OfBusiness, a platform that helps SMEs get raw materials, becomes the newest unicorn from India
- Tokyo Olympics: India's P V Sindhu loses to world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semis
- Droom founder explains why he is considering a US IPO and where he intends to spend the money
- 21 new COVID-19 cases reported at Tokyo Olympics, no athletes among them