Beijing Sees First New COVID-19 Case In Months

A new confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in Beijing this week for the first time in nearly two months, leading to the sealing of a residential complex in the city and contact tracing in the locality.

Officials in Beijing say the locally transmitted case involves a 52-year-old man.

Beijing health authorities said the man from Beijing’s Xicheng district showed symptoms such as chill and fatigue but no cough, sore throat, or chest tightness.

“The patient reported that he had no history of leaving Beijing or close contact with foreigners in the past 2 weeks. The sample nucleic acid test was positive, and the expert diagnosed as new coronary pneumonia confirmed cases,” said the official according to press reports.

China has reported over 83,000 cases and 4,634 deaths from Covid-19.

Jenny Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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