China: Fears of 2nd wave of pandemic – More than a thousand flights canceled in Beijing

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Beijing’s municipal authorities announced today that as of midnight on Tuesday, 31 new confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were recorded, compared to 27 on Monday, as they take measures to prevent the spread of the coronary artery.

The Beijing Health Commission (the Ministry of Health’s headquarters in the big city) said via the social networking site Weibo that 19 of the new cases were found in the southwestern district of Fangtai, where a source of infection appeared last week in a wholesale food market.

More than a thousand flights were canceled at Beijing’s two airports today, both inbound and outbound, following the new rise in confirmed outbreaks of the new coronavirus in the Chinese capital, state media reported.

At 09:10 (local time · 04:10 Greek time), 1,255 flights, departures and arrivals from and to Beijing airports had been suspended, ie 70% of those planned to be carried out, the People’s Daily and its Daily reported. China in their online versions.

The Beijing municipality on Tuesday urged 21 million residents to avoid all “absolutely unnecessary” travel outside the metropolis and ordered the schools closed again, following the detection of dozens of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the capital.

Many cities and provinces in China now require quarantine for travelers coming from the Chinese capital. Macau was added today, where the government announced that it would require all travelers in Beijing up to two weeks before being placed in solitary confinement, under medical supervision, for 14 days.

Passengers on train departures from Beijing who have already purchased their tickets can get back the amount they paid, the People’s Daily has confirmed.

The location of at least 137 infected people in five days, an outbreak linked to a food market, shocked Beijing residents. As China has recently been considered to have almost taken control of the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to quarantines and mass tests.

City officials announced earlier today that as of midnight yesterday, Tuesday, they had recorded 31 new cases of infection by the new coronary artery, a relatively stable number, on the fourth day after the site was located.

By the time these cases occurred, Beijing had been announcing infection with the new colon for about two months and life had returned to normal.

But concerns about the threatened second wave of the Beijing epidemic prompted local authorities to take action. The municipality announced that it is starting a mass test and has put dozens of neighborhoods under restriction.

The municipal authority also announced yesterday, Tuesday, the reopening of educational institutions.

In China as a whole, the National Health Commission (SNC) spoke today about the detection of 44 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection yesterday, 11 of which were “imported”, in Beijing’s terms, when travelers who were attacked before they reached Chinese territory.

In addition to the 31 cases of community transmission in the capital, the Hebei and Jezjiang provinces reported one case.

No deaths were reported due to COVID-19.

Officially, the total population of the colonial pandemic in China is 4,634 deaths out of a total of 83,265 cases of infection.

Source: EN