CHINA Beijing's major wholesale market to reopen after COVID-19 epidemic wanes

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Beijing's major wholesale market to reopen after COVID-19 epidemic wanes

Xinhua

16:34, August 13, 2020

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Staff workers disinfect trucks parked at the Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing, on July 7, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Xinfadi, the largest wholesale market with fruit, vegetable and meat supplies in Beijing, is to reopen starting Saturday, around two months after its business was suspended for causing a COVID-19 epidemic resurgence, a local official said Thursday.

Zhou Xinchun, executive deputy head of Fengtai District, home to the farm produce market, said part of the market will reopen Saturday, recovering 60 percent of fruits and vegetables transaction volumes in normal times, while the rest will resume business before Sept. 10.

After reopening, the market will cease its retail business, closing its doors to individual consumers, Zhou told a press briefing. All the sellers and buyers should first complete real-name authentication before entering the market for transactions, he said.

A 1,000-square-meter vegetable market has been set up outside the wholesale market to meet the demands of nearby residents.

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