CHINA Beijing reports eight local COVID cases linked to S.Korean imported clothes store

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Beijing reports eight local COVID cases linked to S.Korean imported clothes store

Global Times

19:19, April 04, 2022

Residents from a local community in Beijing's Chaoyang district undergo nucleic acid testing on April 4th. Photo: CFP

Residents from a local community in Beijing's Chaoyang district undergo nucleic acid testing on April 4th. (Photo: CFP)

Beijing reported 10 new local COVID-19 cases from Sunday to 4 pm Monday, with nine confirmed cases and one asymptomatic infection.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Xu Hejian, spokesperson for the Beijing municipal government, said that the new cases involve three transmission chains, reflecting that imported cases from outside Beijing or from overseas remain the biggest prevention and control risk.

Beijing's Chaoyang district reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Monday. One infected individual works at a clothing store specializing in South Korean clothing at the SOHO Complex in Wangjing, home to many South Korean residents. Four are colleagues and three are family members.

This transmission chain, together with two others in different Chinese cities, is believed to be related to imported clothing from South Korea.

Nucleic acid testing has been carried out across Wangjing throughout Monday.

As the latest infection in Wangjing has become a cluster of cases, Beijing authorities have advised residents to not leave Beijing unless necessary. Those arriving Beijing are required to conduct a nucleic acid test within 72 hours and not attend group dinners or gatherings.

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