COVID-19: China Begins Mass Testing in Beijing as 67 New Cases Appear

Tidio Live Chat Software - Add Tidio live chat software to your website in minutes. Contact visitors and turn them into happy customers. Enhance their experience and boost your sales. Get it for Free

WP Rocket - WordPress Caching Plugin

Must Read

China has begun the mass testing of hundreds of people who had visited a Beijing wholesale market which sparked a fresh bout of coronavirus cases even as the country reported 67 new COVID-19 infections including 42 in the capital.

To stem the contagion spread, the authorities in Beijing have conducted the nucleic acid test on 29,386 people who had visited the Xinfadi wholesale market since May 30, Gao Xiaojun, spokesman for the Beijing Health Commission, said on Monday.

Also Read

The market became a hotspot after it reported several new COVID-19 cases. Out of all the samples, 12,973 came negative and the rest are awaiting results, Gao told the media.

The National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily report on Monday said that 49 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 asymptomatic cases were reported on Sunday.

Elegant Themes - The most popular WordPress theme in the world and the ultimate WordPress Page Builder. Get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Get it for Free

As of Sunday, 112 people with asymptomatic symptoms were still under quarantine.

Asymptomatic cases, also known as silent spreaders, are the patients who have tested COVID-19 positive but develop no symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat. However, they pose a risk of spreading the disease to others.

On Monday, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission said that the city reported 36 new confirmed domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases and six new asymptomatic cases.

The official media on Sunday said that eight people tested positive in the capital.

By Sunday, Beijing has reported 499 confirmed domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases since January, including 411 who have been discharged from hospitals after recovery and nine deaths, the commission said.

The state run-Xinhua news agency reported 79 patients receiving medical treatment and seven asymptomatic cases under medical observation.

So far, 174 imported COVID-19 cases have been reported in the capital, with one still hospitalised.

The NHC said that three cases were reported in Hebei province on Sunday.

It said that 3,852 close contacts were still under medical observation after 392 people were discharged from medical observation on Sunday.

As of Sunday, the overall confirmed cases in China reached 83,181, including 177 active cases, with two in severe condition.

Altogether 78,370 people have been discharged after recovery and 4,634 people died of the disease, the NHC said.

On Sunday, the Beijing Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (Beijing CDC) said that the genome sequencing of the coronavirus strain caused the new COVID-19 outbreak in the Chinese capital at the Xinfadi wholesale food market, showing it originated from the imported cases from Europe.

On Sunday, the country’s civil aviation regulator said that China Southern Airlines flight from Dhaka to Guangzhou would be suspended after 17 passengers had tested positive for COVID-19 on a June 11 flight, Xinhua reported.

So far, the local government has closed six wholesale markets and made alternate arrangement for vegetable supplies to the retail stores.

Meanwhile, the local government has closed six wholesale markets and made alternate arrangement for vegetable supplies to the retail stores.

Yang Peng, a researcher from Beijing CDC, told state-run CCTV that it has been preliminarily determined that the virus found on the samples from the market is related to strains China has seen from imported cases. The genome sequencing showed that the coronavirus came from Europe.

Thousands of overseas Chinese are currently returning with a number of them testing positive for the coronavirus.

As all the new cases in Beijing were linked to the Xinfadi market in south Beijing’s Fengtai district, health officials appealed to the people, who had visited the market since May 30, to undergo nucleic acid tests.

The sudden increase in cases has sparked concern that China may be on the cusp of a rebound of COVID-19, belying experts’ predictions that a second wave may hit the country during the winter starting from October.

All the hospitals in Beijing have been ordered to perform nucleic acid and antibody tests, a omputed tomography scan and a routine blood test on patients with fever, Gao Xiaojun, spokesperson of Beijing’s health commission told the media on Sunday.

So far, the local government has closed six wholesale markets and made alternate arrangement for vegetable supplies to the retail stores.

The Beijing local government said that health workers detected the virus in 40 samples collected at Xinfadi, including cutting boards used to prepare imported salmon.

Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the latest outbreak’s source could be either contaminated seafood or meat from the market or a visitor or worker who contracted the virus unknowingly.

iThemes WordPress Hosting

Stay updated

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an update on the latest tech, gaming, startup, how to guide, deals and more.



- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Grow Your Business

Place your brand in front of tech-savvy audience. Partner with us to build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

- Advertisement -

Grow Your Business

Get these business solutions, tools and services to help your business grow.

Elementor -Join 5,000,000+ Professionals Who Build Better Sites With Elementor. Build your website with 100% visual design that loads faster and speeds up the process of building them.

WP Rocket

WP Rocket - Speed up your website with the most powerful caching plugin in the world. The website speed increase means better SEO ranking, user experience, and conversation. It’s a fact that Google loves a fast site.


Kinsta - If you are looking for WordPress managed hosting, Kinsta is in the leading front. Kinsta provides WordPress hosting for a small or large business that helps take care of all your needs regarding your website with cutting-edge technology.


OptinMonster - Instantly boost leads and grow revenue with the #1 most powerful conversion optimization toolkit in the world. 700,000+ websites are using OptinMonster to turn their traffic into leads, subscribers, and sales.


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
India to Produce Upcoming iPhones: Trade Minister Japanese Professor Developed A Power Semiconductor made of Diamond Google Releases New Product for India’s Merchants Indian EV Startup Unveil Two AutoBalancing Electric Scooters OPPO Find X6 Pro Images Render via Weibo Sony Develops New Tech to Reduce Noise of Image Sensors Tesla’s S & Y Models Earn Best-in-Class Cars of 2022 India Approved $320m to Promote Homegrown Payments Network Twitter Roll Out TikTok-like ‘For You’ Timeline on iOS Nothing Phone Enters US with Beta Membership Program
Finally! Apple’s VR Headset Coming this Spring Harvard Scientists Develop New Cell Therapy to Kill, and Prevent Brain Cancer HTC Vive XR Elite VR/AR Headset Now Selling for $1099 Realme 10 Launched in India with Helio G99 Gaming Chipset Twitter Data Breach Revealing User’s Private Information Instagram New Feature to Create Albums With Friend Redmi Note12 Pro Plus Launched in India POCO C50 Launched in India