Beijing schools closed again as city finds 31 more virus cases

first_imgMeanwhile, all schools – which had mostly reopened – were ordered to close again and return to online classes. Tens of thousands of people in the city linked to the virus cluster – believed to have started in the capital’s sprawling Xinfadi wholesale food market – are being tested for the virus, with almost 30 residential compounds in the city now under lockdown. Beijing authorities on Tuesday had also announced a travel ban for residents of “medium- or high-risk” areas of the city, while requiring other residents to take nucleic acid tests in order to leave the capital. The new cases have raised fears of a second wave of infections as China had largely brought its domestic outbreak under control. Beijing has now reported 137 infections over the last six days, with six new asymptomatic cases and three suspected cases yesterday. (AFP) BEIJING – Beijing shut all its schools again yesterday as the city reported 31 new coronavirus cases, with authorities in the Chinese capital rushing to curb an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market. People line up to get a nucleic acid test at a sport center after a spike of cases of the coronavirus disease in Beijing, China, June 17, 2020. REUTERSlast_img

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