Beijing Locked Down As It Records New Covid-19 Cases In 2 Months.

On Saturday some parts of Beijing, China were placed under lockdown on Saturday as six nee covid-19 cases were reported.

The announcement of the new cases has ignited fears of a resurgence in local transmission across the Beijing region.

People were prevented from leaving their homes at 11 residential estates in south Beijing’s Fengtai district after most of the cases were linked to a nearby meat market, city officials said in a press briefing.

Beijing’s first COVID-19 case in two months, announced on Thursday, had visited the Xinfadi meat market last week and had no recent travel history outside the city.

Among the six new domestic cases announced Saturday were three Xinfadi market workers, one market visitor, and two employees at the China Meat Research Centre, seven kilometres (four miles) away. One of the employees had visited the market last week.

Authorities closed the market, along with another seafood market visited by one of the patients, for disinfection and sample collection on Friday.

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