New COVID-19 Cases Shock Waves in China – Second Covid-19 outbreak in China.
Unfortunately, New COVID-19 Cases, shock Waves in China: Many countries started to introduce easements in the quarantine measures. At the same time, speculations on the second wave of COVID-19 continues. And the threat seems real. Official Beijing announces new cases of the disease in the country.
The Zero Patient
About a month ago, China proudly announced that the so-called “Zero patients” has been released from the hospital. It means that the country does not have any officially registered cases of COVID-19. China claimed that its citizens are no threat to the world anymore. It`s the foreigners that bring the virus to the country. But now China revealing 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday after a long period.
The new outbreak took place in one of the biggest wholesale markets. The management of the market has been dismissed. Chinese government raises a question of a possible return of quarantine restrictions. It also remembers the recent accusations. Therefore official Beijing does its best to spread the word about the possible threat of a new wave of Coronavirus.
The Xinfadi Market
The same as the first wave of COVID-19, the new threat comes from a market. The impossibility of complying with all sanitary restrictions is quite explainable there. The Xinfadi Chinese market a chaotic overcrowded area. The corruption that is quite peculiar to Chinese officials also explains such negligence. The Xinfadi market is the biggest wholesale market in all of Asia. All 36 cases that were revealed in the country are linked to it.
The number of new cases:
The number of new cases may not seem dramatic. But the circumstances raise few red flags. First of all, it is the first outbreak after more than a month of reports that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in China. The market also happens to be the biggest provider of Beijing`s meat, fish, and vegetables. Tens of thousands of people visit it every day. As we already know, Coronavirus is extremely contagious. Such a big flow of people in an overcrowded city is extremely concerning.
At the same time, local media reports that the virus discovered on chopping boards used for imported goods. This might mean that the virus could come from abroad and does not originate from the market itself.
Chinese Government Takes Measures
Right after new patients that linked to the Xinfadi market, the Chinese government announced it dismissed all the management of the facility. The market closed. Authorities have also imposed serious restrictions on 11 neighborhoods surrounding the market. Thousands of people found themselves under the lockdown again. No visitors or deliveries are allowed on the territory.
Strict quarantine measurements:
The residents have to observe strict quarantine measures. Also, the Chinese government has closed schools, kindergartens, and local businesses inside the sealed-off area.
The threat of a new wave of COVID-9 will remain real until the vaccine appears. Most countries are now working on it. The discovery of the vaccine and a proven cure for COVID-19 will be a historical event. Coronavirus has influenced social life and economies all over the world. Therefore the discovery of the vaccine will not only be crucial from the point of healthcare. It will give significant political value to the country that will introduce it to the market.