China’s Beijing saw 27 fresh coronavirus cases, right after it had controlled the infection through strict lockdown and mass testings. On Tuesday, a city official has warned that the situation of coronavirus in Beijing is “extremely severe.”
As per the assumptions the coronavirus re-emerged from the Xinfadi wholesale market. With 27 new cases, Beijing reached 106 COVID-19 infections within the past 5 days.
The World Health Organization had already expressed concern about the cluster, pointing to Beijing’s size and connectivity.
Officials in the city said they would test stall owners and managers at all of its food markets, restaurants, and government canteens.
Beijing’s testing capacity has expanded to 90,000 a day, according to state news agency Xinhua. As reported by media, people are fearing to go personally to stores, however, online shopping has increased.
The capital’s transport commission, on Tuesday, banned all taxi and ride services from carrying passengers out of the city.
On Monday, an order passes to shut down all entertainment and sports venues inside Beijing.
The National Health Commission also reported four new domestic infections in Hebei province, which surrounds the capital, and a case reported in Sichuan province was linked to the Beijing cluster.
Authorities are motivating people who visited the capital to get tested. Moreover, they track people from Beijing who had traveled to other parts of China.
Beijing COVID-19: Xinfandi Market Supplies More Than 70 % Of Beijing’s Fruit And Vegetables
The officials of Beijing confirmed the disinfecting of 276 agriculture markets. Along with it, they have disinfected 33,000 businesses concerning food and beverage. They have also closed 11 markets.
Seven more residential estates under locked down on Tuesday.
Since May 30, around 2 lakhs people had visited the Xinfandi market, as told by officials. Xinfandi market supplies more than 70 % of Beijing’s fruit and vegetables. Further, 8,000 workers of the Xinfandi market, tested and sent for quarantine.
Until the new outbreak, most of China’s recent cases were nationals returning as COVID-19 spread globally.
China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the virus type found in the Beijing outbreak was a “major epidemic strain” in Europe.