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The coronavirus epidemic situation in Beijing is dire following the fresh cluster of infections linked to its Xinfadi wholesale market and the prevention work should be the top priority, said Cai Qi, secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on Monday.
Municipal officials have ordered the inspection of farm produce markets, vegetable markets, dining venues and canteens of government organs on their virus prevention measures and the disinfection of the locations, Cai said while hosting a meeting with officials of the Chinese capital's coronavirus response task force.
He emphasized the importance of thorough nucleic acid testing for all individuals who had been to the Xinfadi market and stall owners at markets across the city.
Beijing reported 27 new domestically transmitted cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of new cases since last week to over 100.