Beijing: As of June 28, China has reported 12 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19, which is lower than the 17 reported a day ago, due to the country’s capital trying to contain a new wave of infections in the wholesale market in mid-June.
The National Health Council (NHC) said in a statement that 5 of the new COVID-19 cases were so-called imported infections involving overseas travelers, compared with 3 cases reported a day ago. Seven local infections are in the capital Beijing.
As of noon on Sunday, Beijing has tested about one-third of the population as part of the city’s efforts to ensure that the outbreak from the emerging market is not out of control.
Since the first market-related case was reported on June 11, the city has a total of 3.11 million people with a population of over 20 million. They tested positive for the virus.
The surrounding areas of Beijing remain highly alert. Anxin County, less than 100 miles from the Chinese capital, announced on Saturday that it would block residential areas and villages until further notice.
According to official media, Anxin is part of the Xiong’an New District launched in 2017 and aims to provide living space for Beijing. An Xin also instructed residents to stay indoors, “the current epidemic prevention and control situation is extremely severe.”
As of June 28, the NHC also reported 6 new asymptomatic cases, compared with 7 cases a day ago.