The size of more than 250 football pitches, Xinfadi claims to be the largest food market of large in Asia, providing up to 80% of the meat and vegetables to the 22 million inhabitants of the capital.The authorities moved quickly, erecting barricades to isolate the areas known to lift people infected, while launching a campaign of tests mass targeting all workers in the market, recent visitors, and all persons with whom they came into contact – up to 200 000 people, in addition to the 90,000 residents who live in the surrounding neighborhoods.
On Tuesday, at least that many people were again blocked in Beijing. The authorities have placed huge blocks of housing in quarantine. The food deliveries have not been able to go beyond the roadblocks devices.
This resurgence and reaction of the coronavirus reminded in a disturbing way the lock unprecedented Wuhan and the surrounding regions of central China that began in January. It is estimated that 35 million people have been affected by these measures are strictly enforced after the discovery of the first global outbreak of the novel coronavirus on a wholesale market for food products in the capital of the Hubei province.
The epidemiologist-in-chief chinese Wu Zunyou said that the coming days will be critical to understand how the virus spreads – Wuhan and Beijing.
“These two events indicate that there is a share of a market and is also linked to the seafood or to the meat,” explained Wu. “This environment, in particular the cold and wet environment, may be able to keep the virus alive for a long period of time. ”
Officials in Beijing now prevent residents who live in areas at high risk of leaving the capital. Taxi services and car sharing have also been banned out of the people of the city.
Those who are parties have been ordered to submit as soon as possible to local health authorities.
Beyond Beijing, this new wave is not the only resurgence of east Asia: Japan’s capital, Tokyo, has reported 20 new cases of refuge here during the last six days.
Flare-ups in two of the largest capital cities of Asia serve as a clear warning to America and all other countries: re-opening the risk of reinfection.