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Outbreak in Beijing grows to nearly 100 infections over the weekend

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Bloomberg6/15/2020 12:03 PM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Outbreak in Beijing grows to nearly 100 infections over the weekend
China is racing to control a new outbreak in Beijing that reached nearly 100 infections over the weekend, providing the biggest test of the country’s coronavirus containment strategy since the pathogen first emerged in Wuhan.
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(June 15): China is racing to control a new outbreak in Beijing that reached nearly 100 infections over the weekend, providing the biggest test of the country’s coronavirus containment strategy since the pathogen first emerged in Wuhan.

Officials are fanning out over housing compounds, knocking on doors to question residents on whether they’ve been to or had contact with anyone who’s visited the city’s largest fruit and vegetable market, Xinfadi, where the new outbreak is believed to have originated.

In the Xicheng district where the first case from the new outbreak was found, people lined up late at night over the weekend at a sports stadium that’s been re-purposed as a testing centre. Cases have now spread to another market and over twenty residential compounds across the city were locked down by Monday.

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