ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2023-09-24  |  UPDATED: 1402/07/02 - 00:55:4 FA | AR | PS | EN
US to supply Ukraine with long-range missiles reaching 300km             China urges lifting of Ďillegal unilateral sanctionsí against Syria            Russia says Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh begin surrendering weapons            China ready to work for regional peace with South Korea: President Xi             Ukraine says Russian naval commanders killed in Crimean HQ during missile attack             Martyr Morteza Avini as the pioneer of Iranís Sacred Defense cinema             Pakistan: We will put pressure on the Taliban for the right to education for girls and the rights of Afghan women             UK recession risk grows with cost-of-living crisis hitting businesses            Poland to send older weapons to Ukraine to fulfill existing agreements: President            Meet Claudia Sheinbaum, the Nobel Laureate Set to Become Mexicoís First Female President            Trump Reportedly Refused to Wear COVID Mask Because It Ruined His Makeup             Calls to reopen girlsí schools in Afghanistan continue            Tajik President Remarks on Intra-Afghan Dialogue, Inclusive Govt            Thomas West: ĎWe Need to Keep Women, Girlsí Issues Front and Center            Iraq reiterates its rejection of foreign combat presence on its soil            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/04/08 - 18:17:3
VISIT: 456
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

China puts half a million in lockdown to fight new coronavirus cluster


A security personnel wearing a face mask stands guard at a residential area under lockdown near Yuquan East Market in Beijing, China, on June 15, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

China has imposed a strict lockdown on nearly half a million people in a province surrounding the capital Beijing to contain a fresh coronavirus cluster on Sunday, as authorities warned the outbreak was still "severe and complicated."

After China largely brought the virus under control, hundreds have been infected in Beijing and cases have emerged in neighboring Hebei province in recent weeks.

Health officials said Sunday that Anxin county -- about 150 kilometers (90 miles) from Beijing -- will be "fully enclosed and controlled", the same strict measures imposed at the height of the pandemic in the city of Wuhan earlier this year.

Only one person from each family will be allowed to go out once a day to purchase necessities such as food and medicine, the countyís epidemic prevention task force said in a statement.

The move comes after another 14 cases of the virus were reported in the past 24 hours in Beijing, taking the total to 311 since mid-June and spurring the testing of millions of residents.

The outbreak was first detected in Beijingís sprawling Xinfadi wholesale food market, which supplies much of the cityís fresh produce, sparking concerns over the safety of the food supply chain.

Nearly a third of the cases so far have been linked to one beef and mutton section in the market, where workers are being made to quarantine for a month, city officials said Sunday.

Businesses in Anxin county had supplied freshwater fish to the Xinfadi market, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Some 12 cases of the novel coronavirus were found in the county -- including 11 linked to Xinfadi, the state-run Global Times reported.

The new cases in Beijing have prompted fears of a resurgence of the virus in China.

The capital has mass-tested wholesale market workers, restaurant workers, residents of medium and high-risk neighborhoods and delivery couriers over the past two weeks.

At a press conference on Sunday, officials said 8.3 million samples have been collected so far, of which 7.7 million have already been tested.

Testing has now expanded to include all employees of the cityís beauty parlors and hair salons, the Global Times said.

Beijing city official Xu Hejian told reporters Sunday that "the epidemic situation in the capital is severe and complicated," warning that the city needed to continue tracing the spread of the virus.

City officials have urged people not to leave Beijing, closed schools again and locked down dozens of residential compounds to stamp out the virus.

But Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiology expert at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters last week the new outbreak had been "brought under control", and officials lifted a weeks-long lockdown imposed on seven Beijing communities on Friday.

 

(Source: AFP)

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/18954


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Addressing UNGA: Russian FM slams Westís Ďempire of liesí, says Kiev peace plan not feasible


China urges lifting of Ďillegal unilateral sanctionsí against Syria


Russia says Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh begin surrendering weapons


China ready to work for regional peace with South Korea: President Xi


Ukraine says Russian naval commanders killed in Crimean HQ during missile attack


Poland to send older weapons to Ukraine to fulfill existing agreements: President


Meet Claudia Sheinbaum, the Nobel Laureate Set to Become Mexicoís First Female President


Iraq reiterates its rejection of foreign combat presence on its soil


Ukraine warns of Ďdifficultí winter after massive missile strikes by Russian forces


Putin accepts formal invitation from Xi to visit China next month





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Addressing UNGA: Russian FM slams Westís Ďempire of liesí, says Kiev peace plan not feasible

US to supply Ukraine with long-range missiles reaching 300km

China urges lifting of Ďillegal unilateral sanctionsí against Syria

Russia says Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh begin surrendering weapons

China ready to work for regional peace with South Korea: President Xi

Ukraine says Russian naval commanders killed in Crimean HQ during missile attack

Martyr Morteza Avini as the pioneer of Iranís Sacred Defense cinema

Pakistan: We will put pressure on the Taliban for the right to education for girls and the rights of Afghan women

UK recession risk grows with cost-of-living crisis hitting businesses

Poland to send older weapons to Ukraine to fulfill existing agreements: President

Meet Claudia Sheinbaum, the Nobel Laureate Set to Become Mexicoís First Female President

Trump Reportedly Refused to Wear COVID Mask Because It Ruined His Makeup

Calls to reopen girlsí schools in Afghanistan continue

Tajik President Remarks on Intra-Afghan Dialogue, Inclusive Govt

Thomas West: ĎWe Need to Keep Women, Girlsí Issues Front and Center

Iraq reiterates its rejection of foreign combat presence on its soil

Ukraine warns of Ďdifficultí winter after massive missile strikes by Russian forces

Former president Rabbani remembered on 12th anniversary of his assassination

Putin accepts formal invitation from Xi to visit China next month

Release of US prisoners showed true face of Iranís humanitarian motives: Raeisi

China slams UK report on Hong Kong, says Londonís plans Ďdoomed to failí

Iranís President: We firmly clasp any hand that is extended in friendship

Al Nassr victorious over 10-man Persepolis

Azerbaijan must halt Karabakh operation íimmediatelyí: EU

US military claims to find lost stealth jet fighter

US announces new sanctions over Iranís drones, military aircraft

Turkeyís president says parliament not ready to ratify Sweden NATO bid

Russiaís defense minister visits Tehran for talks on boosting defense cooperation

China FM heads to Russia after meeting with US national security adviser

Saudi Al-Nassr football team arrives in Tehran

Amnesty Intl: Secondary Schools Should Be Reopened for Afghan Girls

Two of five Iranians released in US prisoner swap deal arrive in Qatar

Iranian President Raeisi in New York for UN General Assembly session, key talks

Ukraine fires six deputy defense ministers in major reshuffle

Hangzhou Asian Games torch relay continues in China+ Video

íFuture of Europe at stakeí over migrant crisis: Italian PM

IMF to urge China to shift growth model towards consumption

Workers strike at all three Detroit automakers enters third day

Russian ambassador tells US to remove sanctions barriers to restore Black Sea grain deal

US Military: The 2021 Kabul airport incident will be re-examined


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š