Beijing closes food market, locks down district after new coronavirus outbreak

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Beijing swiftly shut down the city’s largest wholesale market after dozens of people became infected with coronavirus, and officials have declared “wartime management” in one district, according to reports. Of the 500 people who were tested on Friday, seven tested positive and showed symptoms of COVID-19, with an additional 46 asymptomatic people testing positive. The cases mark the first local transmissions of the disease in the Chinese capital in 55 days, according to the South China Morning Post.