The authorities have also closed the Xifandi Market which is one of the biggest markets in Beijing.
Chinese government officially quarantined 11 settlement areas in Beijing adjacent to the Xinfandi Market. The market was previously identified as a new cluster of the spread of the Covid-19 virus.The authorities have also closed the Xifandi Market which is one of the biggest markets in Beijing. The market sells seafood, fruits and vegetables which are the epicenter of the Corona virus outbreak.As quoted from AA , quoting from the Global Times , Chinese authorities have also closed three schools and six kindergartens since last Thursday.”The Fengtai District in South Beijing has declared an emergency. The district will conduct tests on 46,000 Xinfadi residents,” the daily quoted Zhang Jie, deputy head of the Fengtai district, as saying.
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After screening , those who are believed to be at risk of infection will undergo quarantine as well as tests at home.The authorities will also continue to track people who have recently visited the Xinfadi Market. On Monday, China reported 49 new cases and 36 of them were reported in Beijing.According to the National Health Commission, the total confirmed cases in Beijing alone reached 79 since Thursday.After being declared free of the virus for more than eight weeks, a number of sub-districts asked people to wear masks and comply with social restrictions.
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So far, China has recorded 83,181 cases, including 4,634 deaths and 78,370 cured patients.The corona virus, officially known as Covid-19, was first identified in China and has spread to 188 countries and regions.This pandemic has claimed more than 436,000 lives from eight million confirmed cases worldwide.
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Covid-19 virus found in cutting board.
China pulls out all salmon productsFrom 517 samples taken from these market vendors, around 45 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus according to globaltimes.salmon which is often found in many supermarkets and a favorite of many Chinese citizens must disappear temporarily. The local government was forced to withdraw the vitamin-rich fish due to reports that the Covid-19 virus was found on a cutting board or a cutting board owned by a trader.The incident was reported on Friday, June 12, 2002 after the new Covid-19 cluster was detected in the largest traditional market in the city of Beijing, Xinfandi Market.From 517 samples taken from these market vendors, around 45 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus according to globaltimes.cn
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COVID-19 Found in a Cutting Board
A spokesman for the Beijing Health Authority, Gao Xiaojun said it had conducted an investigation in the market environment. It was found that the talelan used by salmon importers had been contaminated with the COVID-19 virus, triggering concern whether salom fish sold through vendors in the market carry the virus itself.Zhang Yuxi, Head of the Xinfandi Market, Beijing also revealed that the newly discovered COVID-19 virus on the cutting board used by importive salom came from the seafood market seller Jingshen, Fengtai, China. In the investigation conducted on Friday, 5424 samples of seafood, meat and other imported raw foods have been collected from the local wholesale market and supermarkets.As a result of the source of infection that occurred in the Xinfandi Market is not yet known in detail, the people living in the environment are strictly forbidden to roam.
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45 People are Positive
According to a Beijing government press conference on Saturday, from 517 samples taken at the Xinfandi Market, a test swab said 45 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.Traders in the seafood market are more likely to make physical contact with contaminated food, whether seafood or other meat, so they are more likely to be infected than ordinary people.Xinfadi Market is more of a convenience store where wholesalers in the city will buy vegetables, meat, and filled with various types of seafood.
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Beijing Government Policy
in Dongyan, a professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, also said there was no evidence that the virus could replicate in fish, which means that the salmon itself is a carrier of the virus is very small.To ensure food safety, the Beijing government closed around six large wholesale food markets to prevent the spread of the virus, the center of the wholesale market for agricultural products in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in Southwest China announced to withdraw salmon products starting last Saturday.The Nanjing Restaurant Association in Jiangsu Province, East China also issued a proposal to suspend the supply of raw seafood.
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Much like the case of the Huanan Market, Wuhan
First outbreak of the COVID-19 virus was found to be very closely related to the seafood market. But to date, there is still no evidence that the Huanan, Wuhan seafood market is the origin of the COVID-19 virus.Thirty of the 585 samples collected from the Huanana seafood market, were found to be infected with the COVID-19 virus according to the China Control Center in January.According to China Newsweek on Saturday, June 13, 2020, samples of cutting boards, gloves and door handles in the Wuhan Huanan market were tested to have been contaminated with the COVID-19 virus but the exact source was unclear.