COVID-19 : Beijing on alert after the emergence of three new cases

COVID-19 : Pékin en alerte après l’apparition de trois nouveaux cas

BEIJING | The Beijing municipality has made close Friday, two markets, and to postpone the start of elementary school students after the emergence of three new cases of COVID-19 in the chinese capital, after two months without any contamination.

China, the first country affected by the virus in late 2019, has managed to considerably slow down the contagion, have fallen in recent weeks to a handful of new cases each day. And the majority regarding chinese nationals returning from abroad.

But the city of Beijing, reported on Thursday a new case of contamination of unknown origin, followed by two other Fridays.

The last case hitherto recorded in the capital dated back to mid-April.

The last two patients identified are employees of the research Centre on meat. One of them had traveled recently in the city of Qingdao, said in front of the press officials of the city hall of Beijing.

Two markets in beijing where these two people had made were closed Friday, in whole or in part prior to disinfection, according to the Daily life of Beijing.

Dozens of police officers completed the area, have found journalists from AFP.

The authorities have also decided to postpone to an unspecified date and the reentry of students from three classes of the primary, originally scheduled for Monday.

The students in beijing were gradually taken over by the waves since the end of April, after three months of forced vacation and distance education.

According to the official figures, the COVID-19 contaminated 597 people in Beijing and killed nine people.

The announcement of new cases has aroused the concern on social networks.

“Beijing is going to be uncontrollable! It must be done rapidly to improve the prevention! A second wave is likely to happen”, was worried about a user of Weibo, the equivalent of Twitter in China.

“I tremble with fear (…) I will buy other masks. I hope that this will soon be over,” commented another.

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