events to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in the coming days in
Beijing will be held online to control and prevent the spread of local
COVID-19 cases, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Jiequn, an official with Beijing's publicity department, said at a news
conference on Tuesday that 32 websites are participating in the "cloud
festival" activities this year with a theme of "health".
The three-day holiday for the festival will start on Thursday.
with the epidemic, Xu Hejian, spokesman for the municipal government,
said Beijing will continue strict management of travel and suggested
that people not leave the city if it's not necessary. Those who need to
go out of the city should have had negative tests for nucleic acids.
reported 13 new local COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total
confirmed cases to 249 since the first new local case was reported on
Among Monday's new cases, the youngest is 8 years old
while the oldest is 57, according to Zeng Xiaopeng, director of the
Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
All the cases are related to the Xinfadi wholesale market in southern Beijing's Fengtai district.
three cases from the soft-drink and snack-food giant PepsiCo Inc's food
factory in Beijing were reported after eight employees of the company
were confirmed as cases on Sunday.
Now with 11 cases, the company has suspended production and operation of the factory.
case reported on Monday is a deliveryman who works for the online
catering platform Eleme. The 47-year-old delivered food for Eleme from
June 1 to 17 with an average daily delivery of 50 orders from 7 am to 9
He was taken to a hospital on Sunday and was confirmed to have COVID-19.
statement by Eleme on Tuesday said the company has suspended the work
of those who had close contact with the man and sent them to designated
It has also submitted data of the man's whereabouts over the past 20 days to local health authorities, the company said.
Beijing reported nine cases on Sunday, which was seen as a sign that the city's strict measures had contained the virus.
Zijian, deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and
Prevention, was quoted by China Central Television on Monday saying that
it is close to the end of cases in Xinfadi based on the existing
"The epidemic is controllable since it was discovered in an early stage and controlled with strict, multiple measures," he said.
Fengqin, director of the microbiology lab at the China National Center
for Food Safety Risk Assessment, said the novel coronavirus will not
spread between foods, but food can be contaminated by the virus through
packaging or processing.
From: China Daily
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