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Beijing steps up coronavirus measures as dozens of cases emerge from a food market

14-day home quarantine for all Xinfadi market visitors ordered to companies

Police officers wearing face masks are seen outside the Xinfadi wholesale market, which has been closed for business after new coronavirus infections were detected, in Beijing, June 13.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- After weeks with almost no new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market, raising concerns about a resurgence of the disease.

The capital is taking steps to try to halt the outbreak including ramping up testing. On Sunday night Beijing ordered all companies to supervise 14-day home quarantine for employees who have visited the Xinfadi market or been in contact with anyone who has done so.

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