Testing for coronavirus in Beijing

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Testing for coronavirus in Beijing

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Testing for coronavirus in Beijing

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Beijing introduced the “wartime mode” in all residential districts of the city due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the wholesale market, “Signpad”. According to 15 June in the capital of China was 79 cases of infection with coronavirus.

“All the checkpoints of the city carry out supervision, restored the procedure of measuring the body temperature, measures of disinfection in public places, temporarily suspended the holding of cultural and sports activities”, – stated in the message of local authorities (quoted by TASS).

About 200 thousand people visited the market after may 30, will be tested for coronavirus. “They pass the test for nucleic acid of the coronavirus and will be placed in home observation,” said a member of the Beijing leadership of the working group on prevention and controlling the spread of coronavirus infection Xu Ying, quoted by RIA “Novosti”.

In addition, the test will undergo mandatory 90 thousand people living in 11 apartment complexes near the market “Sinhale” and 10 residential complexes located around the market “Lituanus”.

According to the newspaper Renmin Ribao, according to preliminary data, the virus discovered on the market were imported from Europe. But how was it spreading through the sea or meat products, or through individuals visiting the market is not yet established.

As stated edition of South China Morning Post, an epidemiologist from the center for prevention and disease control of Beijing Yan Peng, on the European origins of the virus indicates the initial analysis of the genome, but experts still need to track the entire chain of infections. According to one version, the virus got in the frozen food products from the carrier, and then the goods were imported to China, with low temperatures allowed the virus to persist.

“Then people could be infected by contact with contaminated seafood or meat on the market, and then spread the virus further,” said Yan Peng. However, according to another version, the virus can get into food and spread by air on the market from the already infected person.

Beijing authorities blocked 10 residential areas in the district market in order to contain the spread of the virus and urged all persons who had been on the market for the last 14 days, to stay at home. Tenants can go to their apartment complexes for the study, and the couriers, staff and other persons not residing in the residential complex at the entrance will need to register and show an electronic “health’s code”, which will indicate that there are no problems with health, travel history and contacts have not been identified.

The doctors checked more than 6 thousand workers of the market – about 70% of staff – however, tests have shown negative results. The visitors of the market and those living in the neighborhood of new cases is not yet revealed.

“The next day after the market “Sinhali” revealed cases of infection with coronavirus, in my residential complex was forbidden to enter the food delivery people and couriers who deliver packages, – told RIA “news” a resident of Fengtai district, two metro stops North of market. – Tightened the system throughput, as it was during the epidemic in the winter, and more details began to register all those who come into the complex from other cities or from other areas of Beijing. In a day when everything was localized market, where they found the disease in our area restrictions were lifted, and couriers can get into the apartment complex freely”.

According to him, currently no restrictions for travel in the market area there, but the locals there were fears that the local shop owners are bought on the market, “Sinhali”, and coronavirus could spread including in their district. In addition, some local residents walk the streets without masks.

Employers and building managers conduct surveys to identify possible infected with the coronavirus, who visited the market on may 30. Simultaneously, the city authorities urged residents to voluntarily report the facts of the market.

Vice-Premier of the state Council of China sun Chunlan, quoted by Xinhua news Agency, said the risk of infection in the Chinese capital is very high. The politician called for “the most rigorous epidemiological investigation” in the market and surrounding area and also to trace the source of an infection.

Sun Chunlan stressed the need to increase the capabilities of Beijing in the conduct of tests for detection of nucleic acids of coronavirus to cover all key areas and populations, and expand the scope of testing for rapid detection of infection and asymptomatic carriers.

She urged to strictly implement measures to prevent and control the epidemic on the community level, to verify confirmed and suspected cases of infection, to identify people with high temperature which can be infection carriers and persons closely in contact with the infected, and put them into quarantine in specially designated institutions and to exert more effort for building and repairing out-patient units in all health facilities.

“Sinhali” temporarily closed. After the detection of the virus in the market area was introduced a state of emergency, suspended the work of the other wholesale markets of Beijing, canceled classes in schools and sports competitions. To date, Beijing identified 79 new cases COVID-19, all of them are relevant to this market. Two similar cases were registered in Liaoning province and three in Zhejiang. For omissions in prevention and preventing the spread of coronavirus from his post was made Deputy head of Fengtai district, Zhou Yuqing.