Virus: 10 new districts placed under quarantine in Beijing

Virus: 10 nouveaux quartiers placés en quarantaine à Pékin

Ten new residential areas have been placed in quarantine in Beijing, announced on Monday the town hall, while the chinese capital has recorded 36 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The city has discovered new cases of contamination in a wholesale market in the north-west of the capital, in the Haidian district, after having closed last week a huge fresh produce market in the south of the metropolis, in the district of Fengtai. Eleven residential districts had been placed in quarantine in this sector.

After nearly dammed the epidemic since march, China, where the Covid-19 has made its appearance in late 2019, has known in the course of the weekend a resurgence in the number of cases of contamination, which is centered around the market giant of Xinfadi, in the south of the capital.

The market has been closed with the exception of the fruit and vegetable sector.

The authorities have started a mass screening of the employees of the market and its visitors, as well as inhabitants of the area, of which more than 10 000 have already been tested.

In the last 24 hours, 49 new cases were reported from all over the country, including 36 in Beijing, the metropolis of over 20 million inhabitants that had so far been relatively spared by the epidemic.

Since Friday, Beijing has 75 new cases of contamination. Several cities in the country to advise now their inhabitants to avoid the capital.

Three cases were also announced Monday in the neighboring province of Hebei.

Ten other cases have been seen in people from foreign countries.

Nationally, 18 cases without symptoms have also been enumerated. The government does not include these cases in its total stats.

In total, China has been recorded since the beginning of the epidemic more than 83, 000 cases of contamination, including 4 634 fatal.

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