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Beijing disinfects 276 farm produce markets amid COVID-19 fears

By Xinhua

BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) — Beijing has disinfected 276 farm produce markets and closed 11 such underground and semi-underground markets as of 6 a.m. Tuesday to better curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Chen Yankai, deputy director of the municipal market supervision bureau, told a press conference on Tuesday.

Members of the Beijing Blue Sky Rescue(BSR) team disinfect the underground parking lot of a community in Fengtai District of Beijing, capital of China, June 16, 2020. Beijing has disinfected 276 farm produce markets and closed 11 such underground and semi-underground markets as of 6 a.m. Tuesday to better curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Chen Yankai, deputy director of the municipal market supervision bureau, told a press conference on Tuesday. A total of 33,173 catering service providers have also been disinfected, Chen added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Members of the Beijing Blue Sky Rescue(BSR) team disinfect the underground parking lot of a community in Fengtai District of Beijing, capital of China, June 16, 2020.  (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

A total of 33,173 catering service providers have also been disinfected, Chen added.

Beijing has strengthened community-level disease prevention and control in response to the resurgence of domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, most of which were related to Xinfadi, a large wholesale market for fruit, vegetables and meat, in southwestern Beijing’s Fengtai District.

The city reported 106 confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases from June 11 to 15.


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