Beijing has shut down the market after new coronavirus clusters emerged

Beijing has a “wartime emergency” after new clusters of coronavirus cases were identified in one of the continent’s largest markets in the southwestern corner of the city.

Four of the 517 people tested at Shinfadi Market were found to be Kavid-19, district official Chu Junwei said Saturday, adding that the market was closed and tourism and sports events in the capital were banned. Reuters reported.

More than 10 neighborhoods in the vicinity of Sinfadi – which claims to be the largest wholesale food market in Asia – were locked with 24/7 guards.

“In line with the policy of putting public safety and health first, we have taken lockdown measures for Jinfadi market and surrounding areas,” officials added.

None of the people tested positive showed symptoms, Chu said.

Restaurants across China have stopped serving raw seafood or animal products after reports of the virus being detected on cut boards used for imported salmon.

On Saturday, officials were suing the neighborhood for a new infection. A Reuters reporter said a government worker knocked on his door and asked if he had come to the market, which sells 1,500 tonnes of seafood, 16,000 tonnes of vegetables and 20,000 tonnes of fruit every day.

With post cable

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