Beijing confirms two more COVID-19 cases
Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Beijing on Friday, after another case was reported a day earlier, according to the municipal government.
The two cases are both employees of the China Meat Food Research Center in Fengtai District, said Zhang Jie, deputy head of the district, at a press conference.
According to Zhang, one of the cases, aged 25 with the surname of Liu, went to a clinic on June 9 after showing symptoms of a sore throat, fever, cough and runny nose. The patient said he went on a five-day business trip to the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao in the past two weeks.
The other patient, a colleague of Liu's with the surname of Yin, showed mild symptoms of a cough but no fever. Yin was taken to hospital on Friday and later diagnosed as being COVID-19 positive.
An epidemiological investigation is underway. Closed-off management and temperature checks have been resumed in the patients' communities. Stricter monitoring will be done in communities, clinics and public places in surrounding areas, according to Zhang.
A COVID-19 case was confirmed in the city's Xicheng District on Thursday.
Beijing on Friday suspended the class resumption for primary schools' lower graders scheduled next Monday.