mercoledì 17 giugno 2020

More Lies from China the outbreak of Coronavirus in Beijing dates back to May and was not brought by the Norvergese Salmon

The coronavirus outbreak in a Beijing market may have started a month before the cluster became apparent, said the head of the disease control center in China.

More than 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing were cancelled Wednesday as infections related to Xinfadi's sprawling wholesale market continued their upward trend, with 31 new patients reported and a further spread of cases in eastern China.

There are now 137 patients connected to the market, plus three suspected cases and six others who tested positive for the disease but have not yet developed symptoms.

The eastern province of Zhejiang also reported a confirmed case: a market vendor was diagnosed after returning to his home in Wenling.

The online news portal Caixin reported Wednesday that the Xinfadi cluster may have already started in May, according to Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

 "It is possible that there were already many asymptomatic or mild carriers during that month, which is why there is a high amount of virus in the environment.

 "This is our esteem and must be further verified," Gao said at a meeting with public health officials in Shanghai on Tuesday, according to Caixin.

"Sars-CoV-2 [causing Covid-19] can incubate in a dark, damp, polluted environment, which no one expects.

"He is then exposed to many after a certain incubation period. I myself think that's what happened in Beijing," he said.

The Chinese capital raised its emergency response to the second highest level on Tuesday night less than two weeks after its reduction and restored a partial blockade on all residents. People from "key areas" that are referred to as Covid-19's properties, markets, or neighborhoods with confirmed patients - are prohibited from leaving Beijing.

The People's Daily party spokesman reported on Twitter that 1,255 flights were cancelled at two airports in Beijing, accounting for 70 percent of scheduled travel, Wednesday morning.

Passengers who have booked train tickets in and out of Beijing can refund their tickets at no charge.

 Other residents were advised not to leave the city unless absolutely necessary and must first be able to show a negative nucleic test result in the last seven days, according to Chen Bei, deputy secretary general of the Beijing municipal government.

 Neighborhoods in high and medium risk areas have been closed and all residents must stay home and undergo nucleic acid testing to determine if they have been infected. No visitors will be allowed in these areas.

 The schools, partially reopened, have been ordered to switch to online learning and all universities have been closed.

The entertainment venues will also be closed.

The authorities have stopped suspending production but are encouraging companies to adopt staggered office hours and home working practices to reduce the risk of transmission.

An asymptomatic patient in nearby Hebei Province started showing symptoms and has now been confirmed to have Covid-19.

China also reported 11 new cases imported from abroad, with 10 people in Gansu returning from Saudi Arabia and one in Sichuan Province.

Norwegian salmon was not a source of viruses in the Beijing food market

China stopped imports of European salmon following Saturday's news that the virus was discovered on fish handling equipment in Beijing's Xinfadi market, prompting the Chinese capital's supermarkets to remove salmon from their shelves.

Norwegian salmon producers saw orders from China canceled during the weekend, although the Norwegian Food Safety Authority stated that there was no evidence that the fish could be infected.

The Chinese and Norwegian authorities concluded that Norwegian salmon was probably not the source of the new coronavirus found on cutting boards in a Beijing food market, the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Seafood said on Wednesday. 

 Following a meeting between Chinese and Norwegian officials on Tuesday, both countries concluded that the source of the outbreak did not originate with fish from the Nordic country.

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