Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh virus cluster


Beijing (AFP) – Dozens of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Beijing as parts of the city were locked down Saturday after the emergence of a new cluster linked to a wholesale food market. People were ordered to stay home at 11 residential estates in south Beijing’s Fengtai district and the nearby Xinfadi market was closed as authorities raced to contain the outbreak that has fuelled fears of a resurgence in local transmission.Most of the six new domestic infections reported Saturday were linked to the meat and vegetable market, health officials said, which provides much of the capit…

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