The chief epidemiologist of China's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the virus strain found in Beijing did not resemble the type circulating across the rest of the country, and the World Health Organization has also urged China to share the genetic sequencing of the strain.
Authorities confirmed dozens of cases over the weekend, imposing lockdowns in Beijing and conducting an ample testing campaign.
"It is found that the virus came from Europe and the preliminary assessment is that the virus came from overseas". The worst part about the revelation was that the patient had not been in contact with anyone who traveled to other regions, and he had not been traveling either. He said he was unsure how the virus was introduced into the market.
Pang Xinghuo, vice director of the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said at a daily press conference on June 14 that eight people in the city were diagnosed with the virus from midnight to 7 a.m. The new cases have been linked to nightlife establishments, church services, a large-scale e-commerce warehouse and door-to-door salespeople.
China has reported a total of 4,634 deaths from the virus among 83,181 confirmed cases.
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Ryan said the United Nations agency was closely tracking the outbreak, has offered more technical help to China and was in close contact with the Beijing authorities as they seek to control it.
A common fish enjoyed by many for its richness in flavour, salmon is commonly found sold in many supermarkets.
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The victim, who was not identified, reportedly transported himself to the hospital "with multiple non-life-threatening injuries". PT on June 9. "The suspect, who is the neighbour of the victim, was arrested without incident", a police spokesperson said.
"The risk of virus spread is very high, and resolute and decisive measures are needed to prevent further spread", vice premier Sun Chunlan said during a state council meeting on Sunday, reported state media.
Several local officials, including the deputy chief of Fengtai District, were fired after the outbreak. Eleven residential compounds were placed on lockdown, with residents prohibited from leaving or entering. Residents will be checked for temperature and informed daily, and will be provided with their daily food and necessities.
Municipal authorities shut down sporting events and tourism sites in the capital on Saturday.
"We have organized door-knocking activities, that means we will visit people [who have visited the market] at their doorstep, call them or contact them on WeChat and other apps", Xu Ying, a Beijing city government official, said on Monday.
Authorities said they tested 5,803 people working at the market on Saturday alone - all were negative for the coronavirus - as well as 2,383 samples taken from surfaces within the market.
Authorities have tested more than 5,000 food samples from wholesale markets and supermarkets across Beijing since Thursday.
As with the figures China reported previously, it's unclear whether they can be trusted.