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Beijing conducts extensive COVID-19 screening

Xinhua
16 Jun 2020, 11:53 GMT+10

A medical worker collects throat swab of a resident at a sampling site in Fengtai District of Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is conducting extensive COVID-19 screening, with its daily testing capacity reaching over 90,000 samples, as the Chinese capital works to stem new indigenous cases that have emerged in the past few days.

The city has conducted tests on people in contact with the Xinfadi market, a large wholesale market of fruit, vegetable, and meat in Beijing's Fengtai District, as well as in nearby communities, and strengthened control measures in efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Apart from the testing, Beijing authorities have further tightened control measures on more communities. Strict closed-off management has been implemented in a total of 21 residential compounds in the vicinity of the Xinfadi market as well as the Yuquandong commodities trading market in Haidian District, where new infections were also reported.

Photo taken on June 15, 2020 shows a temporary sampling site in Fengtai District of Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

A medical worker collects throat swab of a resident at a sampling site in Dongcheng District of Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2020.(Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)

A resident shows his identity card for verification before conducting nucleic acid test at a sampling site in Dongcheng District of Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)

Medical workers collect samples for nucleic acid tests at a sampling site in Fengtai District of Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

A medical worker from Beijing Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine collects samples for nucleic acid tests at a community in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2020. (Xinhua)

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