Coming as the first cases of COVID-19 after almost 50 days, this is has gripped China with fear of a second wave of infections

New Delhi: In China’s capital city Beijing, authorities have shut down major seafood markets and several localities after 53 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, said reports.

Coming as the first cases of COVID-19 after almost 50 days, this is has gripped China with fear of a second wave of infections.

Almost all the patients shopped or worked at Xinfadi market, a wholesale market on the city’s south side that sells seafood, fruit and vegetables, according to the Beijing health commission, said a NYTimes report.

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It further said, more than 10,000 people work at the market, and all the staff will be tested.

The market supplies 90% of Beijing’s fruits and vegetables. The virus was reportedly also detected on cutting boards for imported salmon there.

Lockdown has been imposed in 11 nearby neighbourhood to curb the spread of the virus.

Also, military has entered the locked down areas, and transport links and schools have been closed.

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