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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China
July 4: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China
On July 3, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland reported 3 new cases of confirmed infections.
Beijing bans people in quarantine from public gatherings
BEIJING — Beijing has banned people who are in quarantine due to COVID-19 from taking part in public gathering activities, authorities said on July 2.
People under collective or home quarantine should not go outdoors, nor should they participate in “cross-room, cross-family and cross-yard” public gatherings, Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing center for disease control and prevention, told a press conference.
The situation is gradually getting better in Beijing, but risks remain, Pang said.
Beijing reported one new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 case on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday…
CDC director: More virus outbreaks likely, but nation can control them
More COVID-19 outbreaks in China similar to the ongoing one in Beijing are likely because the pandemic has yet to be contained globally, but they will be brought under control quickly, a senior public health expert said.
“With the massive global pandemic going on, it is very natural that the outbreak occurred in Beijing, and it would be no surprise if a similar outbreak happened accidentally in another area in China,” said Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
“However, I am confident that such local outbreaks will be effectively suppressed once they are identified, as we have experience in COVID-19 epidemic control in Wuhan and competent public health professionals, including community health workers and CDC workers.”
As of Wednesday, the outbreak in Beijing, which is linked with a major wholesale food market in the city, had resulted in 329 confirmed cases over the past three weeks…