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World|life|June 15, 2020 / 02:33 PM
Beijing coronavirus spike continues with 36 new cases

AKIPRESS.COM - Beijing has recorded 36 new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases, amid fears of a second wave in the Chinese capital, BBC reports. 

Another 36 cases were also recorded on Saturday. The city had previously seen no new cases in more than 50 days.

The country's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on officials to take "decisive measures", warning that the risk of further spread remained high.

The outbreak has been linked to the city's largest wholesale market.

The general manager of the market has been dismissed, along with other local officials.

Three other provinces - Liaoning, Hebei and Sichuan - have also reported confirmed or suspected cases connected to Beijing.

Local media reports say the virus was discovered on chopping boards used for imported salmon at the market, prompting major supermarkets in Beijing to pull the fish from their shelves.

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