Half a million in lockdown as China hit by upsurge

Hundreds infected in Beijing as new clusters emerge in Anxin county, about 150 kilometers from capital

Asia Times
Date: June 28, 2020
By AT Contributor

Businesses in Anxin, now under lockdown, had supplied freshwater fish to Xinfadi food market in Beijing (pictured). Photo: AFP

China imposed a strict lockdown on nearly half a million people near the capital to contain a fresh coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, as authorities warned it was too soon to “relax” over the new cluster of cases.

After China largely brought the virus under control, hundreds have been infected in Beijing and cases have emerged in neighboring Hebei province.

Health officials said Sunday that Anxin county – about 150 kilometers (90 miles) from Beijing – will be “fully enclosed and controlled”, the same strict measures imposed at the height of the pandemic in the city of Wuhan earlier this year.    [FULL  STORY]