Over 1200 flights cancelled, schools closed in Beijing amidst Corona fear

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1200 flights cancelled, schools closed in Beijing amidst Corona fear

In order to control the spread of Coronavirus, authorities in the Chinese capital called off over 1200 flights and shut schools in the city today. The outbreak of the virus is for the second time in China and is believed to have started from Xinfadi wholesale food market.

Beijing reported 31 new Corona positive cases on Wednesday. The authorities have urged people not to leave the city with fear of the second wave of the virus outbreak. Though China had already controlled the pandemic the new cases surfacing shows a different picture. The authorities have started testing people in the city and almost 30 residential compounds have been locked down.

In a bid to prevent the second outbreak, the civic authorities have cancelled over 1200 flights today. The authorities have also restricted travel to and fro the affected areas and have asked other residents to undergo tests in case wants to leave the city.

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Moreover, the schools which have been reopened after China got over the Coronavirus earlier were again ordered to close and asked to function online. Following the detection of the virus spread, the authorities have shut over 10 markets in the city and have disinfected many food outlets, restaurants, take away joints, etc.

In the past week, the city has reported over 130 infections. As Xinfadi market is one of the city’s major markets and around 70 percent of the supplies are from the market, over 8,000 workers there have been tested and quarantined. It was found that more than 15,000 people have visited the market in recent days and the authorities are on their toes to impose preventive measures as much as possible.

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