Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
China
Home / China / Latest

Over 2m Beijing residents tested so far amid infections

By Zhou Huiying | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-06-20 17:44
Residents undergo nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 at a stadium in Beijing's Xicheng district on June 15. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]

Since June 13, Beijing has given more than two million residents nucleic acid tests for the COVID-19 and people who had no contact with the Xinfadi agricultural wholesale market from May 30 to June 12 have a very low risk of infection of the COVID-19, so there is no need to rush out for nucleic acid tests, officials said at a news conference from the Beijing municipal government on Saturday.

Beijing reported 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, four suspected cases and two asymptomatic infections on Friday, according to Xu Hejian, spokesman for the municipal government. Since June 11, the city has reported 205 confirmed cases of locally transmitted COVID-19.

"Among the 22 new cases the youngest patient is 1 year old and the oldest is 56, with 11 males and 11 females," said Liu Xiaofeng, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention. "According to the recent screening result and epidemiological investigation, all the cases were related to the Xinfadi agricultural wholesale market."

"To prevent the spread of the virus, the government conducted coronavirus tests across the city," said Zhang Qiang, a member of the city's epidemic-control office. "The testing team of 7,472 medical workers has been dispatched to 474 sampling stations."

"Currently, the city has the ability to sample an average of 500,000 people per day from the previous 8,000," he added. "As of 6 am on Saturday, a total of 2,297,000 people have finished sampling."

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US