CHINA Beijing reports two locally transmitted COVID-19 cases


Beijing reports two locally transmitted COVID-19 cases


12:08, December 26, 2020

A medical worker collects a throat swab from a resident at a nucleic acid testing site in Xicheng district in Beijing, on Dec 24, 2020. (Photo:

BEIJING -- Beijing reported two new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, local health authorities said Saturday.

One case was a 31-year-old woman who is a convenience store worker in Shunyi district and lives in a village in the district. She took a nucleic acid test on Thursday as her store sells cold-chain food and was taken to the designated Ditan Hospital after the result turned out to be positive on Friday, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.

The other case is a 29-year-old company employee who also lives in Shunyi district. The woman sought medical help in the district after developing symptoms of fever and cough. She tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday and was sent to the Ditan Hospital on Friday.

Local authorities are conducting epidemiologic investigations and have taken control and prevention measures.

No new locally transmitted asymptomatic or suspected COVID-19 cases were reported in Beijing on Friday, according to the health commission.

The city also reported no new imported confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected COVID-19 cases on Friday.

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