BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported four new local COVID-19 infections in the first 15 hours of Monday, a local health official told a press briefing Monday.
The four, including two asymptomatic carriers, have been hospitalized for treatment, Liu said. Authorities also have taken control measures against the risk personnel and sites.
Liu said the city is now facing a severe epidemic prevention and control situation as many people travel or return to Beijing.
Liu urged maintaining prevention and control efforts, speeding up the epidemiological investigation, and cutting off transmission chains as quickly as possible.