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Beijing district conducts mass nucleic acid testing

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-23 09:33
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A press conference on the COVID-19 control and prevention is held in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 22, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Fengtai, one of 16 districts of Beijing Municipality, on Sunday started district-wide nucleic acid testing as local COVID-19 cases have been reported recently, local authorities said.

The district has found a cluster infection and is facing the risk of community transmission, according to a statement released by the district's COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control headquarters.

Beijing reported nine confirmed local COVID-19 cases and three asymptomatic cases from 4 pm Friday to 4 pm Saturday. Four of the confirmed cases and all three asymptomatic cases are from Fengtai District.

A residential compound in the district was also adjusted from medium-risk to high-risk for COVID-19 on Saturday after the compound registered eight confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the 14 days to noon on Saturday.

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