Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market
People carry goods out of a side entrance of the Jingshen seafood market in Beijing on June 13, 2020. – The market was closed for disinfection and investigation on June 12 after it was found that a newly identified coronavirus patient had visited it.
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A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19.
Concern is growing of a second wave of the pandemic, which has infected more than 7.66 million people worldwide and killed more than 420,000, even in many countries that seemed to have curbed its spread.
The virus was first reported at a seafood market in Wuhan, the capital …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]