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Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh virus cluster

By: Agence France Presse - Inquirer.net | June 13,2020 - 01:46 PM

Officials gather outside the Xinfadi meat wholesale market in Beijing on June 12, 2020. Beijing’s Xinfadi meat wholesale market and Jingshen seafood market were closed for disinfection and environmental sample collection after it emerged both were visited by two newly identified coronavirus patients, local media reported. (AFP)

BEIJING–Eleven residential estates in south Beijing have been locked down due to a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a nearby meat market, officials said on Saturday.

Seven cases have so far been linked to Xinfadi meat market, six of them confirmed on Saturday, officials said. Nine nearby schools and kindergartens have been closed.

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