CHINA Beijing residential building closed off after receiving virus-positive parcel from Inner Mongolia

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Beijing residential building closed off after receiving virus-positive parcel from Inner Mongolia

Global Times

16:59, November 15, 2021

Beijing acid test (Photo: VCG)

A residential building in Haidian district of Beijing is under closed-off management after a parcel sent from Inner Mongolia tested positive for coronavirus.

On Monday, a building of a residential community in Haidian district was put under closed-off management after an outer packaging of a parcel delivered to a resident there from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region tested positive for COVID-19. Nucleic acid tests have been taken of all relevant individuals and environment, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

The parcel was sent to the Keyuan residential community in Zhongguancun of Haidian district from the Xilin Gol league in Inner Mongolia. The subdistrct community of Zhongguancun started emergency response and all the individuals and environment that had contact with the parcel were tested negative, according to a release from the community.

The notice also said that there is no need for residents to panic. It added that the transmission of the virus could be stopped if all residents firmly implement prevention measures and take good self-protection.

Recently, in response to some places reporting parcels testing positive, authorities in different places across China, including Beijing, Tianjin, and Xianning in Hubei Province have released notices to remind residents to take precautions upon receiving packages.

Zhang Liubo, a senior expert on disinfectionology told a press conference on November 13 that some measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus via packages, including stopping deliveries from medium- and high-risk areas and high-risk groups. Zhang also said people should disinfect packages, wear masks and gloves when opening them and avoid taking the outer packaging indoors.

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