A Chinese police officer wearing a face mask stand guard next to the closed Xinfadi market building in Fengtai district, Beijing. EPA/Roman Pilipey

Beijing’s epidemic situation related to Xinfadi market under effective control: China CDC

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) has released a report saying the epidemic situation related to the Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing is under effective control.

Infections related to the Xinfadi market that emerged in other places, such as Hebei Province, Liaoning Province and Zhejiang Province, have also been brought under control, the report said.

The document pointed out that there were a total of 29 cluster infections related to the market, including 10 in public places and 13 between family members.

The prevention-and-control measures that Beijing has taken against the COVID-19 epidemic have already shown effectiveness, the report said, adding that the risks of further infections among people who had exposure to the market have been basically eliminated.

Beijing reported no new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases Friday, meaning that the city had reported no new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for five consecutive days.