BEIJING, June 14 : In new wave of virus China has reported 57 new confirmed Covid-19 cases including 36 locally transmitted cases in Beijing, local health authorities conformed.
The total number of confirmed locally transmitted cases in the Chinese capital now stands at 463 while the confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stand at 83,132 and the cumulative death toll at 4,634, while 103 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation.
Fengtai District in Beijing has launched wartime-like control measures to curb the spread of novel coronavirus after the virus was detected at Xinfadi wholesale market in the district.
Eleven residential communities around the market have been closed off, said the authorities. Three primary schools and six kindergartens were also closed in the area.
However, the pubic health experts assure Beijing’s regionally clustered Covid-19 infections would not cause a second wave of the epidemic in China, but act as a warning to alter the nation’s anti-epidemic policies.
The epidemic in Beijing, being the capital, strings hearts and confidence of the whole nation in fighting against Covid-19, but Wang Peiyu, deputy head of Peking University’s School of Public Health, believes the clustered infections in the capital will be curbed soon and would not cause a second wave of Covid-19.
Wang told that the consecutive reports of confirmed cases indeed triggered widespread panic in Beijing, where it has been implementing one of the most-strict anti-epidemic measures in the entire country.