China reports 12 new Covid-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Clay Curtis
June 30, 2020

Over the past 24 hours, Beijing reported 14 new cases of the virus, taking the total since a mid-June outbreak in a food market to 311.

China has imposed a new strict covid-19 lockdown as new cases spike in Beijing and nearby provinces.

Anxin has had 18 new coronavirus cases since the beginning of the recent surge in Beijing two weeks ago.

Talking to CNN in May possibly, China's major respiratory skilled Dr. Zhong Nanshan warned that China however confronted the "big problem" of a likely return of the virus, and authorities must not be complacent.

The resurgence of COVID-19 in China comes at a time the World is struggling to contain the virus that has spread to literally every corner with strict measures by China leaving one to wonder, is there COVID-19 in Africa and if yes, are Africans not being reckless?

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Russian Federation and the United States were not included into the list, in line with epidemiological criteria. The United States, which continues to record a high number of Coronavirus cases is also not on the list.

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

The current outbreak was first detected in mid-June, and has been traced back to Beijing's sprawling Xinfadi wholesale food market. New asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 began emerging on June 11 and 12.

Almost 8 million Beijing inhabitants had been analyzed for the coronavirus, regional authorities reported on Sunday, with the amount of everyday exams expanded from 40,000 to far more than 450,000.

Businesses in Anxin county had supplied freshwater fish to the market, state news agency Xinhua reported. Testing has now expanded to include all employees of the city's beauty parlous and hair salons, the Global Times said. City officials have urged people not to leave the city, closed schools again and locked down dozens of residential compounds to stamp out the virus.

Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist with the China CDC, told local media on Monday that cases in Beijing will probably reach zero in a week because most of the infections being reported are people already being quarantined, not those who recently underwent mass testing.

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