Coronavirus infects dozens more in Beijing as flights cut to curb 'second wave'

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Coronavirus infects dozens more in Beijing as flights cut to curb 'second wave'

The Chinese government cut flights to Beijing as part of a new ban to combat a second wave of the Corornavirus.

Rail traffic was reduced at least until July 9 after a new outbreak in the capital that is due to a food market.

Millions of people in Beijing are living under the new restrictions after another 31 cases were reported on Wednesday, up from 137 last week.

The city is on the second level – the second highest warning.

People who live in districts classified as moderate or risky are not allowed to leave Beijing.

At least 27 neighborhoods have been classified as medium-risk, and one that is close to the market is at high risk.

Anyone living in a low-risk neighborhood can leave Beijing if they take a negative Covid-19 test.

However, there is a lack of tests in which three dedicated stations report this BBC Until next month, none were available.

Other centers in the city have long lines.

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The new restrictions have also resulted in primary, middle, and college classes being suspended, while team sports have been suspended and swimming pools and gyms closed.

Streets, businesses and factories are still open.

However, the streets are open and companies and factories can continue to work.

Beijing had spent 57 days without locally transmitted cases before a new outbreak started at the Xinfandi food market in the city’s southwest Fengtai district.

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The large retailer supplies 80% of the city’s meat and vegetables and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every day.

According to local media, the virus was found on the market on cutting boards for imported salmon.

Chinese state media said 45 out of 517 people tested for throat swabs in the market had Covid-19, although they showed no symptoms.

The discovery led to the dismissal of the general manager of the market and other local officials.

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Supermarkets in the city have stopped selling salmon.

Concern over fish has spread to other cities, too, with a large agricultural wholesale market in Chengdu, the capital of southwestern Sichuan Province, saying salmon products should be off the shelves as of Saturday.

Footage filmed in Xinfadi shows huge queues on the streets as officials in Hazmat suits used megaphones to point the crowd at waiting buses.

Seven hotels have dedicated themselves to quarantine to stop the virus from spreading further.

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China’s financial center Shanghai has called for some Beijing travelers to be quarantined for two weeks.

Yang Zhanqiu, deputy director of the Department of Pathogen Biology at Wuhan University, said he thinks the new outbreak is linked to an infectious strain of the virus. the guard reports.

Xu Hejian, spokesman for the Beijing city government, said on Tuesday, “Beijing will take the most determined, resolute, and strictest measures to contain the outbreak.”

The killer virus first appeared in Wuhan at the end of last year and has now infected more than eight million people worldwide.

China has successfully “flattened” the curve in recent months.

After 80,000 confirmed cases in early March, there have been around 3,200 since then.

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