Police stand guard outside an entrance to the Xinfadi wholesale market district in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: APPolice stand guard outside an entrance to the Xinfadi wholesale market district in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP
Police stand guard outside an entrance to the Xinfadi wholesale market district in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP

Beijing district on ‘wartime’ alert after fresh coronavirus outbreak

  • City’s biggest fruit and vegetable market shut down and nearby residential compounds put in lockdown amid seven new symptomatic cases in three days
  • Dozens of others linked to the market tested positive but showed no signs of the disease, authorities say
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Police stand guard outside an entrance to the Xinfadi wholesale market district in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: APPolice stand guard outside an entrance to the Xinfadi wholesale market district in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP
Police stand guard outside an entrance to the Xinfadi wholesale market district in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP
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