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Low hygiene standards in food markets behind Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak

Low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and vulnerabilities in its food supply chain need to be urgently addressed after a new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, a leading body of the ruling Communist Party said. The resurgence of COVID-19 in the country’s capital over the past week, infecting more than 100 people and […]

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At least 1,255 flights cancelled in Beijing amid fear of second wave

Beijing’s airports cancelled more than 1,200 flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market. The city reported 31 new cases on Wednesday while officials urged residents not to leave Beijing, with fears growing about a second […]

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China locks down more areas in Beijing as coronavirus clusters grows

China’s capital city raced Monday to control a fresh coronavirus outbreak, with 75 cases linked to a single wholesale food market in Beijing where authorities have locked down neighbourhoods and launched a massive test and trace programme. The outbreak in China — where the disease first emerged last year — had largely been brought under […]