Beijing Bar-linked Covid outbreak ‘explosive’ in nature says government spokesperson – Reuters

Beijing’s recent Covid-19 outbreak that has been linked to bars in the capital is “explosive”, widespread and complex in nature, a Beijing government spokesman said at a press briefing on Saturday.

The capital reported 46 new local Covid cases as of 3 p.m. local time on Saturday, health official Liu Xiaofeng said at the same briefing.

Of a total of 1,946 local Covid cases reported since April 22, a total of 115 cases were linked to the bar cluster, Liu said.

The capital began to tighten some Covid restrictions again on Thursday, with at least two neighborhoods – including the most populous, Chaoyang – closing some entertainment venues after an outbreak in a bustling area known for its nightlife, shopping and shopping streets. embassies.

The cases were linked to a drinking establishment known as Heaven Supermarket Bar. Infections have since risen, with Beijing saying on Saturday that all of the 61 new cases discovered in the city on Friday had either visited the bar or had links to it.

A total of 69 bar-related cases have been reported so far, with the afflicted in 14 of Beijing’s 16 districts, sending the city of 22 million into a state of anxiety.

Beijing less than two weeks ago eased widespread Covid restrictions imposed to tackle a major outbreak that began in April.

With Covid resurgence, the sprawling Universal Beijing Resort canceled a reopening plan on Friday night, saying it would remain closed until further notice. Three of his employees had gone to the bar, according to authorities in Beijing. Read the full story

Meanwhile, the Shanghai Mall began a series of mass testing for nearly all of its 25 million residents as authorities sought to contain an outbreak linked to a popular beauty salon.

Authorities over the weekend ordered PCR tests for all residents in 15 of Shanghai’s 16 districts, with five districts banning residents from leaving their homes during the testing period.

The new tests come just 10 days after the city lifted a grueling two-month lockdown aimed at eliminating community spread of Covid-19. On Saturday, Shanghai reported seven new local symptomatic cases for the previous day, six of which were detected outside quarantine areas.

The city also recorded nine new local asymptomatic cases, up from six the previous day.

In total, mainland China reported 210 new coronavirus cases for June 10, of which 79 were symptomatic and 131 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.

That amounted to 151 new cases a day earlier – 45 symptomatic and 106 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

There were no new deaths, leaving the country’s death toll at 5,226. Mainland China had confirmed 224,659 cases with symptoms as of Friday.

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