China Reports 21 Fresh COVID 19 Cases In Beijing

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According to DPA, The Chinese National Health Authorities stated that, Guangdong, Gansu, and Shanghai reported 4 cases the remaining 17 new cases were reported in the capital.

COVID 19 expert, Wu Hao from the National Health Commission stated that regardless of predictions the situation had reached a state of calm and that new cases would either remain in the single digits or precipitously drop this week.

A total of 299 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Beijing since a local cluster was traced back to the sprawling Xinfadi wholesale market in the city’s south-western Fengtai district on June 11.

Since then the capital has taken drastic steps to contain the outbreak, conducting mass testing, closing schools, putting neighbourhoods on lockdown, and banning all unnecessary travel.
On Friday the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) confirmed that the strain of the virus sweeping through Beijing is not the same as the one found in the initial epicentre of the pandemic, Wuhan, in late 2019.

The CCDC also ruled out the possibility of zoonotic transmission like in Wuhan, where the virus first jumped from an animal host into humans at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.

According to the CCDC’s top epidemiologist Wu Zunyou, the Beijing strain is similar to Europe’s, but was not necessarily transmitted directly from European countries