Coronavirus: Infections linked with food market rise to 79 amid threat of second wave

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 15, 2020, 07:52 AM(IST)

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China, from where the virus emerged last year, has largely overcome the outbreak, however, on Sunday the country reported its highest number of infections in months

Amid concerns of a second wave of coronavirus infections striking, China on Monday reported 49 new cases.

China, from where the virus emerged last year, has largely overcome the outbreak, however, on Sunday the country reported its highest number of infections in months. 

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The National Health Commission said on Monday that out of 49 new cases, 39 are reported in the capital Beijing and three cases found in neighbouring Hebei province. 

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The fresh rise in the number of cases in Beijing is linked to a cluster in a wholesale food market, where officials have begun mass testing. 

Officials say that they seek to test 46,000 residents at the Xinfadi food market in Bejing and over 10,000 people have been tested already. 

As many as eleven residential neighbourhoods near the food market have been kept under lockdown following the surge in infections. 

Many Chinese cities are warning their citizens to avoid travelling to Beijing.  

Also, as Chinese people from other countries are returning back, there is a rise in imported cases and 10 such cases were reported on Monday.

As many as 177 active coronavirus cases are there in China, most since early May. 

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