Beijing goes into ‘wartime mode’ and locks down after a spike in coronavirus cases emerge at a wholesale market

A district in Beijing discovered a cluster of novel coronavirus cases tied to a major wholesale market this week and said it was going into “wartime emergency mode.” Out of 517 people tested at the Xinfadi wholesale market in the southwest district of Fengtai, 45 tested positive but were not showing symptoms, according to Beijing’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The spike in infections has prompted the capital to immediately ban inter-province tourism, shut schools, and suspend sports events. Chinese authorities are on high alert to new clusters of the virus emerging at markets after a seafood

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